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Star Formation & ISM

UF has several very active research groups in the field of star formation and the interstellar medium. On the observational side, Profs. Lada, Eikenberry, Ginsburg, and Telesco are leading infrared and millimeter surveys of embedded star clusters, galactic center star formation, massive star formation, and infrared dark clouds. Many of these observational projects involve instrumentation built at UF. On the theoretical side, Profs. Narayanan and Torrey are engaged in developing models of star formation including the role that feedback plays in regulating star formation, understanding tracers of star formation, probing giant molecular cloud evolution, and developing models of galactic-scale star formation.

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