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CSP Lunch Seminar

Feeding and feedback in the multi-phase interstellar medium  
Guest Speaker
Alex Hill  
Guest Affiliation
Department of Astronomy, Haverford College  
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm  
CSP Conference Room (Room 322)  
The interstellar medium is the intermediary between star formation, stellar feedback, and galaxy evolution. Our understanding of the ISM has evolved from a static three-phase model into one in which turbulence and magnetic fields regulate a much more complex, dynamic medium. I will present magnetohydrodynamic simulations of this turbulent, multi-phase ISM, demonstrating the dynamic nature of the interaction between the star-forming disk and the Galactic halo. I will also discuss the implications for infall of gas into the Galaxy which feeds future star formation.