We aim to investigate the formation of young stars in the inner parsecs of the Milky Way by means of adaptive mesh refinement (AMR) hydrodynamical simulations. Observations show the presence of young massive stars and possible on-going star formation in the vicinity of the central supermassive black hole (SMBH).Though star formation is expected to be inhibited by the strong tidal field of the SMBH, several studies show that stars could be born out of molecular gas reaching the center from tens of parsecs distance. Compared to previous studies, we will study star formation in the innermost parsecs through treatment of heating/cooling processes, non-equilibrium chemistry and radiation effects.

The inner parsecs of our Galaxy: Star formation and its environment

Ballone A.
;
Mapelli M.
;
Bortolas E.;
2020

Abstract

We aim to investigate the formation of young stars in the inner parsecs of the Milky Way by means of adaptive mesh refinement (AMR) hydrodynamical simulations. Observations show the presence of young massive stars and possible on-going star formation in the vicinity of the central supermassive black hole (SMBH).Though star formation is expected to be inhibited by the strong tidal field of the SMBH, several studies show that stars could be born out of molecular gas reaching the center from tens of parsecs distance. Compared to previous studies, we will study star formation in the innermost parsecs through treatment of heating/cooling processes, non-equilibrium chemistry and radiation effects.
Memorie della Societa Astronomica Italiana - Journal of the Italian Astronomical Society
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