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Dr Yuri Levin (Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics)

Young stars near SgrA* - Dr Yuri Levin Colloquium

The Australia Telescope National Facility Colloquium
15:30-16:30 Wed 24 Nov 2004

ATNF Marsfield Lecture Theatre


The radio source SgrA* at the center of our Galaxy
harbors a supermassive black hole of about 4 million
solar masses. A few tens of young massive stars reside
in the immediate vicinity (and hence the strong tide)
of SgrA*. Their current location and kinematics
point to a highly unusual birth and life history.
In my talk, I will review the data and present
some theoretical ideas of how these young stars might have formed
so close to the supermassive black hole.

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