From Molecular Clouds to Planets: Prospects for ALMA

  • Ewine F. van Dishoeck
Conference paper
Part of the ESO Astrophysics Symposia book series (ESO)


Submillimeter observations with ALMA will provide a major step forward in our understanding how stars and planets form. Key projects range from detailed imaging of the collapse of pre-stellar cores and measuring the accretion rate of matter onto deeply embedded protostars, to unravelling the chemistry and dynamics of high-mass star-forming clusters and high-spatial resolution studies of protoplanetary disks down to the 1 AU scale. The synergy with other major (ESO) facilities is emphasized.


Star Formation Molecular Cloud Young Star Protoplanetary Disk Initial Mass Function 
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  • Ewine F. van Dishoeck
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  1. 1.Leiden ObservatoryLeidenThe Netherlands

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