Résumé / Abstract Seminaire_IAP
« Star and brown dwarf formation and early stages of evolution. Theory of the initial mass function »

Gilles Chabrier
Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon (ENS-Lyon) (Lyon, France)

In the first part of this talk, I will present a recent theoretical description of the initial mass function (IMF) and highlight the dual role played by turbulence in star formation. This analytical theory of the IMF successfully reproduces the observed non-bound CO clumps as well as the distribution of gravitationally-bound pre-stellar cores.
In the second part of the talk, I will focus on the subsequent stages of evolution and examine the key role played by accretion on the evolution and observable signatures of proto- and young brown dwarfs and low-mass stars.
vendredi 15 mai 2009 - 11:00
Salle des séminaires Évry Schatzman, Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris
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