Massive stars are important thoughout the universe, but their formation remains poorly understood. I review current understanding of how massive stars and star clusters form in our Galaxy, including models for how star formation is triggered in giant molecular clouds and tests of how individual massive stars form from smaller scale clumps and cores. Finally, I discuss how massive star formation may have been different in the very early universe and how the first stars may have seeded the supermassive black holes powering active galactic nuclei.
Contact local : Philippe ANDRÉ
Organisateur : Frédéric GALLIANO