CE31 - Physique subatomique et astrophysique

Constraining the Origin of Stellar Masses in Hierarchical Infalling Clouds – COSMHIC

Submission summary

COSMHIC is a fundamental research project, which aims at exploring how dynamical processes drive star formation and its galactic-scale properties. It will timely strengthen the leadership and synergy the IPAG Grenoble, DAp Paris-Saclay, and LPENS Paris groups have developed over the years, in the framework of first-class observational databases, rich multi-resolution simulations, data-mining tools, and state-of-the-art shock models. Our team is among the few initiating a change of the star formation paradigm, in which highly dynamical processes couple cloud-scale and core-scale properties. We enter an exciting era when it becomes possible to properly constrain the physics involved in dynamical star formation, associated shocks, and their impact on the origin of the stellar initial mass function. Our team aims at exploring the physics and global properties of star formation under the influence of dynamical processes to precise star formation recipes used in many astrophysical fields.

Project coordination

Frédérique Motte (Institut de Planétologie et d'Astrophysique de Grenoble)

The author of this summary is the project coordinator, who is responsible for the content of this summary. The ANR declines any responsibility as for its contents.


LPENS Laboratoire de physique de l'ENS
IPAG Institut de Planétologie et d'Astrophysique de Grenoble
DAp Département d'Astrophysique

Help of the ANR 673,979 euros
Beginning and duration of the scientific project: - 48 Months

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