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Paper: A Decade of ‘Realistic’ Star Formation Simulations
Volume: 453, Advances in Computational Astrophysics: Methods, Tools, and Outcome
Page: 3
Authors: Clarke, C.
Abstract: I survey the progress that has been made in understanding star formation since the advent of large scale hydrodynamical simulations nearly a decade ago. Though highly simplified in their original form, these simulations have been remarkably successful at reproducing a range of observed properties of stars and their natal regions. However, observational discrepancies also play a role in highlighting the need for the inclusion of additional physics, a task that is well under way in a number of groups. Simultaneously, there is a growing realisation that the next challenge is to understand the initial conditions for star formation and to place star forming clouds in their wider galactic context.
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