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Star Forming Potential of the Perseus Star Forming Complex
Presented by Seyma Mercimek
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Tuesday, November 3, 2015
12:00 noon - 1:30 P.M. in 169-336

The Perseus molecular cloud complex is one of the most active of nearby star-forming regions, which include rich populations of dense cores and YSOs within clustered and isolated environments. We compared the number of existing cores and YSOs from observations with the prediction from column density PDF. In addition to that, we also calculated the mean density of each starless core and its corresponding free-fall time in order to estimate star formation rate in near future. Following that, we obtained star formation efficiency from the existing stellar cores which later was used to estimate average stellar mass from standard IMF. Finally, we estimated that how many starless cores turn into stars in the predicted free fall time and how many mass of star consists of starless core mass.

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