News and Colloquium

January 22nd, 2019

The next colloquium will be Jan 31st, 2019 by Peter Hofner, NMT


Dr. Loren Jacobson


We are saddened to learn that Dr. Loren Jacobson, who taught Physics 109 for almost a decade, has passed away over this winter break. We in the physics department extend our sincere condolences to his family, friends, and former students.




Lone Cloud
  Photo by Dr. Harald Edens
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Physics Department


Peter Hofner

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
Department of Physics / 

Jets from Young High-Mass Stars

High-Mass stars dominate the energetics of the galactic interstellar
 medium through their intense UV radiation, strong stellar winds, and at the
 end of their short lifes, through Supernova explosions. As such their formation
and evolution are important for almost every branch of astrophysics.
 High-mass stars are formed via gravitational collapse of dense condensations
 within molecular clouds. Early observations of young high-mass stars
 surprisingly detected bipolar molecular outflows, instead of the expected
 infall motions. At the base of these flows radio interferometers detected
 ionized and molecular jets, which we now think of as a fundamentally
 important component of the formation process of high-mass stars. In this
 talk I will summarize some early work on these objects, leading to the most
 sensitive survey carried out to date, and discuss new lines of investigations,
 which will improve our understanding of the physics of jets from young
 high-mass stars.




Thursday, 31 January 2019

4 pm, Workman 101



Colloquium Schedule