The Interstellar Medium, Expanding Nebulae and Triggered Star Formation

Theory and Simulations

  • Thomas G. Bisbas

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Astronomy book series (BRIEFSASTRON)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
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About this book


This brief brings together the theoretical aspects of star formation and ionized regions with the most up-to-date simulations and observations. Beginning with the basic theory of star formation, the physics of expanding HII regions is reviewed in detail and a discussion on how a massive star can give birth to tens or hundreds of other stars follows. The theoretical description of star formation is shown in simplified and state-of-the-art numerical simulations, describing in a more clear way how feedback from massive stars can trigger star and planet formation. This is also combined with spectacular images of nebulae taken by talented amateur astronomers. The latter is very likely to stimulate the reader to observe the structure of nebulae from a different point of view, and better understand the associated star formation therein.


Computational Star Formation Expanding HIII Regions HIII Region Instabilities HIII Star Formation Nebulae Structure Planet Formation Star Simulation Triggered Star Formation

Authors and affiliations

  • Thomas G. Bisbas
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  1. 1.Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity College London Department of Physics and AstronomyLondonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-26140-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-26142-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-9100
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-9119
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