The Subaru Seminar is
usually held in Room 104 of the Hilo Base Facility, adjacent
to the main lobby. Everyone is welcome to attend. If you are
interested in giving a seminar, please contact Subaru seminar organizers
(Tae-Soo Pyo, Sherry Yeh, Nagayoshi Ohashi)
by email : sseminar_at_subaru.naoj.org (please change"_at" to @).
May 06, Friday, 11:00 am in 104
" The state of H2 gas and the initial conditions of star formation in galaxies: A new view in the age of Herschel and ALMA "
I will review and revisit the basic premise that H2 gas in galaxies
is always heated by the FUV component of starlight via the photolectric
effect on dust grains. Other H2 gas heating mechanisms will be
presented, and their effects on the H2 thermal state will be discussed.
Their impact on the initial conditions of star formation across the Universe
is expected to be profound, and it can no longer hide behind large columns
of gas and dust, no matter if it is in the Milky Way or in other galaxies
I will end by outlining ways to lift the veil and and we may expect.
Seminars are also held at JAC,