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Title: Structure in star forming regions
Author: Lee, Pawel
ISNI:       0000 0004 5923 643X
Awarding Body: University of Sheffield
Current Institution: University of Sheffield
Date of Award: 2016
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Stars form in clumpy, highly substructured environments. In this thesis I set up N-body simulations of substructured star forming regions and investigate the impact that the substructure has on the survival of the star forming regions. I also present a broad range of methods used in other fields to quantify and identify structure. I discuss their strengths and shortcomings and assess their suitability for use in astronomical contexts. I use the Q and Λ methods to compare the distributions of class I and class II sources in observed star forming regions to learn more about the dynamical evolution of systems and infer whether they are bound or unbound.
Supervisor: Goodwin, Simon Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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