Massive Star Formation in the Era of ALMA
Vivien Huei-Ru Chen1*
1Astronomy, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan
* Presenter:Vivien Huei-Ru Chen,
The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), the largest astronomical project in existence, is a revolutionary facility capable to deliver both remarkably high spatial solutions of up to 0.005 arcsec and unprecedentedly great image fidelity including total power. Operating at wavelengths from 0.3 mm (950 GHz) to 9.6 mm (31.3 GHz), ALMA is the most sensitive and complete astronomical imaging and spectroscopic instrument for the millimeter and submillimeter bands in decades. In this talk, I will brief introduce recent discoveries in massive star formation with ALMA. I will then discuss open questions in star formation, such as stability of accretion disks and scenarios of mass assembly processes, which can be greatly advanced with existent and upcoming ALMA observations.

Keywords: ALMA, millimeter interferometry, star formation