Probing the Mystery of Star Formation (STEM Speaker Series)

Date: 04/09/2024

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Special Collections Seminar Room


In this presentation, Jin Koda, Professor in Physics and Astronomy, will discuss the process of star formation, in particular, on the environment for star formation, the formation and evolution of molecular clouds in nearby galaxies.

When we look up at the night sky, stars and galaxies appear almost eternal. However, neither stars nor galaxies existed at the beginning of the Universe. Over time, the effect of gravitational force gradually developed concentrations of molecular gas, called molecular clouds, where a small portion of the gas converted into stars. The continuous formation of stars in the gas clouds built up galaxies. This process is still underway even in the current Universe. Indeed, we can find molecular clouds and ongoing star formation in the Milky Way galaxy and nearby galaxies.

The SBU Libraries STEM Speaker Series is coordinated by Associate Librarian Clara Tran, Head of Science and Engineering.

If you have a disability and are requesting accommodations in order to fully participate in this event, please email or call 631-632-7100.


Bookings are closed for this event.

Clara Tran

Clara Tran

Head, Science and Engineering at Stony Brook University Libraries
Clara is the member of the Library STEM Team.
Clara Tran
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