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Dr Daniel Price

Senior Lecturer and ARC Future Fellow
School of Mathematics
Monash University


How are stars born? Did you know that new stars continue to be born in the Milky Way? How does the process work? Does it explain anything about the stars and galaxies we see today? I'll give a whirlwhind tour of star formation in the nearby Milky Way and discuss how we know what we know about the birth of stars. In particular I'll outline how I and others around the world go about trying to model it on supercomputers, and what we've learnt. PS: This is not the X-factor auditions.


Dr Daniel Price is a Senior Lecturer and ARC Future Fellow at the Monash Centre for Astrophysics (MoCA) in the School of Mathematics at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. Prior to this he was a Royal Society University Research Fellow in the Astrophysics group of the School of Physics at the University of Exeter (before which he also held a PPARC/STFC Postdoctoral Research fellowship at Exeter). He completed his PhD at the Institute of Astronomy at the University of Cambridge. It all started out with an honours year here at Monash.