1) Speaker: D. Ojha (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India)
Title: “Observational Aspects of Triggered Star Formation in the Milky Way”
Since last few years we are pursuing multiwavelength (optical, infrared, sub-mm, mm and radio) studies of Galactic star-forming regions. The use of multiwavelength data is essential to investigate the ionized, neutral, and molecular components of the gas, the dust, and the population of young stellar objects. A variety of Galactic H II regions (bright, faint, smaller, nearby and distant) have been explored. Evidence of direct interactions between the H II regions, molecular gas and the young stellar objects has been found on large and small scales. In this talk, I will present the recent results from our ongoing investigation of triggered star formation at the periphery Galactic H II regions.
In the second part of my talk, I will give a brief description of the activities of the Infrared Astronomy Group (Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics) of TIFR with special emphasis on space-based far-infrared (balloon-borne) and ground-based near-infrared Instrumentation for star formation studies.