[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/FT130100034]
Researchers Dr Daniel Price;
Brief description How are stars and planets formed? The question is critical to understanding the evolution of the Universe. This project will address four questions: Does turbulence determine the mass of stars? How do magnetic fields in the star formation process change the mass distribution of stars? Can we model the formation of stars on the scale of observed stellar nurseries in the Milky Way? What are the starting ingredients for planet formation? The project will achieve this by performing the world's largest and most detailed supercomputer simulations of star cluster formation, while developing new algorithms and simulation methods for fluid dynamics, building collaborations across six countries and publicly releasing a major simulation code.
Funding Amount 648530
Funding Scheme Future Fellowships