AST 541 - Fall 2012

Seminar in Theoretical Astrophysics: Star Formation

General References

A recent comprehensive review, including many references to journal articles, is  "Theory of Star Formation," by C.F. McKee and E.C. Ostriker, 2007, ARAA, 45, 565-687. 

The following books are available either from the course reserve area in Lewis Library, or electronically via a link from the university's Main Catalog


Principles of star formation, by Peter Bodenheimer, 2011, Springer (available online)

An Introduction to Star Formation, by Derek Ward-Thompson and Anthony Whitworth, 2011, Cambridge University Press

The Formation of Stars, by Steven W. Stahler and Francesco Palla, 2008, Wiley

 Accretion Processes in Star Formation, by Lee Hartmann, 2009, Cambridge U. Press

Handbook of Star Forming Regions, by Bo Reipurth, 2008, ASP Press

Review Volumes and Conference Proceedings

 Protostars and Planets V, Eds. B. Reipurth et al, 2007, U. Arizona Press

 Computational Star Formation, Eds. J. Alves et al, 2011, Cambridge U. Press (available online)

Massive Star Formation: Observations Confront Theory, Eds. H. Beuther et al, 2008, ASP Press (available online)

Turbulence and Magnetic Fields in Astrophysics, Eds. E. Falgarone \& T. Passot, Springer (available online)