Star Formation in the Galactic Center Environment [GA]

A brief overview of recent advances in the study of star formation in the Galactic Center (GC) environment is presented. Particular attention is paid to new insights concerning the suppression of star formation in GC molecular clouds. Another focus is the question whether the GC can be used as a template for the understanding of starburst galaxies in the nearby and distant universe: this must be done with care. Some of the particular conditions in the center of the Milky Way do not necessarily play a role in starburst galaxies.

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J. Kauffmann
Wed, 6 Dec 17

Comments: Proceedings of the Star Formation in Different Environments, ICISE, Quy Nhon, Vietnam, 2016, (eds. D. Johnstone, T. Hoang, F. Nakamura, Q. Nguyen-Luong, and J. T. Tranh Van)