News and Colloquium
January 22nd, 2019
The next colloquium will be Jan 31st, 2019 by Peter Hofner, NMT
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.
- The New Mexico Tech Physics Department has been ranked 39th by College Factual out of 263 schools for Physics! Read more about it here.
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
Department of Physics / NRAO
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
Thursday, 31 January 2019
4 pm, Workman 101