ASIAA Summer Students Program
ASIAA Summer Student Program 2024
July 1 - August 30

2024 Project Description

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Probing Star Forming Processes in Action 2024
This project can be carried out remotely.

Planetary Science
Protostellar Disks
Protostellar Envelopes
Protostellar Outflows
Solar System
Solar System Dust
Star Formation
Sun-like Stars
Theoretical Astrophysics
Young Stellar Jets


Hsien Shang
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Task Description and Goals

The origins of planetary systems like our own have intrigued generations to investigate the underlying astrophysical mechanisms of formation. With the recent advances in observational facilities and high-performance computing capabilities, we enter an unprecedented era leaping toward a better understanding of how sun-like stars form in high spatial and temporal resolution.

We study young stellar objects and their formation processes using theoretical, computational, and observational methods. In particular, we focus on the active physical processes operating simultaneously with the ongoing formation and evolution of the envelopes, protoplanetary disks, and powerful jets and outflows in the earliest phases of the lifetimes of sun-like stars.

For more details, please visit our group site: CHARMS Group Page.

We look for highly motivated students interested in learning foundational physics and astrophysics, numerical methods, computational and analytical tools, code development techniques, radiative diagnostics, and their applications to star formation problems under active investigations and development. Depending on the participating students' background knowledge and experience, various hands-on experiences in code development, numerical simulation, modeling, or observational diagnostic comparisons could be arranged.

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