It was with pleasure that CAUP became for three days the core to the cloud of star formation experts all over the world. Close to the celebration of its 15th anniversary a therefore still in the early stages of institutional evolution a we are proud of our multiple activities in Astronomy: a productive research centre, classi?ed as aInstitution of excellencea within the Portuguese research units, but also an aInstitution of Public Utilitya as recognised by the Government. Fifteen years ago we choose to play a role not only in research, as expected from any research centre but also in the training of the future astronomers and the promotion of science and scienti?c culture. This choice is clearly stated in our by-laws and also in the multiple activities we have carried out since. Along the years we have organized on a regular basis international Workshops similar to aCores to Clustersa. Sometimes we have chosen to organize int- national conferences of a larger size. On other occasions the choice has been for smaller and more informal discussion meetings. Or even doctoral schools with very different objectives. In common all those meetings have always had, besides the formal registered participants, a group of informal participants, our undergraduate students of Astronomy, so eager to be in touch with the real world.This occurs in only a small part of the GMC: typically only a¼1% of the mass is involved. ... star formation, the star-forming clumps are created by compression of parts of the GMC by external causes, such as: cloud collisions (Scoville et al. 1986anbsp;...
|Title||:||Cores to Clusters|
|Author||:||M.S. Nanda Kumar, M. Tafalla, P. Caselli|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2008-04-07|