Review of "Simulations of the Formation of Stellar Discs in the Galactic Centre via Cloud-Cloud Collisions" (Hobbs & Nayakshin 2009, MNRAS, 394, 191)
|Date/Time:||Friday, 12 Mar 2010 from 4:10 pm to 5:10 pm|
|Location:||3 Physics Hall|
Young massive stars in the central parsec of our Galaxy are best explained by star formation within at least one, and possibly two, massive self-gravitating gaseous discs. With help of numerical simulations, we here consider whether the observed population of young stars could have originated from a large angle collision of two massive gaseous clouds at R~1pc from Sgr A*.