Astrophysical Masers as Tools to Study Massive Star-forming Regions

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Speaker :  
Dr. Busaba Kramer (MPIfR, Germany and National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand)
Location :  
2nd Floor Seminar Room
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Abstract :

Astrophysical masers are one of the best tools in studying star
formation processes, especially in massive star-forming regions where
star formation cores are deeply embedded in a complex gaseous
environment. In this talk, I will give examples of such studies where
physical conditions (e.g. magnetic fields) as well as kinematics of the
regions can be derived from. I will also highlight time-domain studies of
masers which help us to understand not only the physics and dynamics
of the regions but also maser physics itself. At the end of my talk,
I will briefly present the latest development of radio astronomy research
in Thailand including the new 40-m Thai National Radio Telescope (TNRT)
and its future key science.