Feeding and feedback in the multi-phase interstellar medium
Department of Astronomy, Haverford College
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Conference Room (322)
Abstract: The interstellar medium is the intermediary between star formation, stellar feedback, and galaxy evolution. Our understanding of the ISM has evolved from a static three-phase model into one in which turbulence and magnetic fields regulate a much more complex, dynamic medium. I will present magnetohydrodynamic simulations of this turbulent, multi-phase ISM, demonstrating the dynamic nature of the interaction between the star-forming disk and the Galactic halo. I will also discuss the implications for infall of gas into the Galaxy which feeds future star formation.