Monday, March 11, 2013 - 11:00am
"Feedback-regulated Star Formation: From Star Clusters to Galaxies"
Abstract. I will present results from a semi-analytical model that follows star formation in protocluster forming clumps. In this model, dense cores form in the clump following its gravoturbulent fragmentation and then collapse to form stars. The cumulative mechanical energy from the newly formed massive stars expells the gas from the clump and terminates the star formation process. I will discuss some of the main outcomes of this model, namely the star formation efficiencies, the age-spread of stars in the newborn clusters, the shape of the age distribution of stars, the relationship between the cluster mass function and the clump mass function, and the implications for the galactic star formation laws.