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How Do Stars Form? Open Questions on the Stellar Initial Mass Function

Published onMay 31, 2019
How Do Stars Form? Open Questions on the Stellar Initial Mass Function
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Abstract

This WP summarizes the recent progress on observations and models of short timescale star formation and the IMF. The challenges ahead include the relation between cores and stars, the physical nature of the characteristic mass, the existence and nature of a high-mass limit for stars, and the environment effects on stellar multiplicity and the IMF.

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