Welcome to the STARFORM research network, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation through it’s Sinergia collaborative projects. The project started in 2013; 4 post-docs and 2 PhD thesis have been funded within the STARFORM collaboration.
The topics of our project are summarised by the full title:
Star Formation from the Milky Way to the distant Universe: observations and simulations in the era of millimeter and infrared astronomy.
Star formation is a vibrant field in contemporary astrophysics, combining a rich diversity of physics and chemistry, sophisticated simulations with supercomputers, and cutting edge observational facilities on the ground and in space to tackle both fundamental and complex problems related to the origin of stars and galaxies in our relative neighborhood – the Milky Way galaxy – and in the distant Universe.
News & events
- February 12, 2015: Press Release on “Birth of a star quartet”: Pineda et al., Nature paper
- 45th Advanced Saas Fee course “From protoplanetary disks to planet formation”, 15-20 March 2015, Les Diablerets, Switzerland
- EWASS 2014 : European Week of Astronomy and Space Science, 30 June — 4 July 2014, Geneva, Switzerland Symposium 1: “Star formation in galaxies: from small to large scales” and many other interesting sessions
- 43rd Advanced Saas Fee course “Star formation in galaxy evolution: connecting numerical models to reality”, 11-16 March 2013, Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland