AR 15053 (Archival Research)

Mon Jul 15 04:23:07 GMT 2024

Principal Investigator: Jan Staff
PI Institution: University of the Virgin Islands
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Title: 3D magneto-hydrodynamic simulations of disk winds from massive protostars
Cycle: 25

We propose to carry out magneto-hydrodynamic simulations of disk winds from accreting massive protostars. This process is likely to be one of the most important feedback processes during both low and high-mass star formation, especially controlling the star formation efficiency from the initial gas core and thus helping to set the stellar initial mass function. Also these outflows and their associated jets are important diagnostics that can test star formation theories. We will compute synthetic continuum and emission lines (Pa-beta, [FeII] and Br gamma) maps of the simulations to compare directly with observations from the HST and possible future observations by the JWST.