The Labyrinth of Star Formation

  • Dimitris Stamatellos
  • Simon Goodwin
  • Derek Ward-Thompson

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings book series (ASSSP, volume 36)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxii
  2. Review of Prof.Whitworth’s Work

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Derek Ward-Thompson
      Pages 3-12
    3. Simon Goodwin
      Pages 13-14
  3. Low-Mass Star Formation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Dimitris Stamatellos
      Pages 17-24
    3. Eduard Vorobyov, Shantanu Basu
      Pages 41-44
    4. Carlo Felice Manara, L. Testi, J. M. Alcalá, E. Covino, A. Natta, S. Randich et al.
      Pages 45-47
  4. Young Circumstellar Discs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Ken Rice
      Pages 51-57
    3. Barbara Ercolano, Christine Koepferl
      Pages 63-68
    4. Daniel Seifried, Robi Banerjee, Ralph E. Pudritz, Ralf S. Klessen
      Pages 75-79
    5. Yusuke Tsukamoto, Masahiro N. Machida, Shu-ichiro Inutsuka
      Pages 85-87
    6. Mario Giuseppe Guarcello, Jeremy J. Drake, Nicholas J. Wright, Janet E. Drew, D. Garcia-Alvarez, R. A. Gutermuth et al.
      Pages 89-91

About these proceedings


This volume contains the proceedings from the conference "The Labyrinth of Star Formation" that was held in Crete, Greece, in June 2012, to honour the contributions to the study of star formation made by Professor Anthony Whitworth of Cardiff University.

The book covers many aspects of theoretical and observational star formation: low-mass star formation; young circumstellar discs; computational methods; triggered star formation; the stellar initial mass function; high-mass star formation; and stellar clusters. Each section starts with a review paper, followed by papers discussing recent theoretical and observational work.

This volume summarises our current understanding of star formation and is useful for both graduate students and researchers alike.


Accretion Circumstellar Discs Computational Star Formation Initial Mass Function Molecular Clouds Prostellar Discs Star Formation The Work of A.P. Whitworth Triggered Star Formation Whitworth’s Work

Editors and affiliations

  • Dimitris Stamatellos
    • 1
  • Simon Goodwin
    • 2
  • Derek Ward-Thompson
    • 3
  1. 1.Jeremiah Horrocks Institute for Mathematics, Physics and AstronomyUniversity of Central LancashirePrestonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of SheffieldSheffieldUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Jeremiah Horrocks Institute for Mathematics, Physics and AstronomyUniversity of Central LancashirePrestonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-03040-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-03041-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1570-6591
  • Series Online ISSN 1570-6605
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