Star and Stellar Cluster Formation: ALMA-SKA Synergies

Jan Forbrich, J. Rathbone, G. Fuller, S. Longmore, S. Molinari

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Over the next decade, observations conducted with ALMA and the SKA will reveal the process of mass assembly and accretion onto young stars and will be revolutionary for studies of star formation. Here we summarise the capabilities of ALMA and discuss recent results from its early science observations. We then review infrared and radio variability observations of both young low-mass and high-mass stars. A time domain SKA radio continuum survey of star forming regions is then outlined. This survey will produce radio light-curves for hundreds of young sources, providing for the first time a systematic survey of radio variability across the full range of stellar masses. These light-curves will probe the magnetospheric interactions of young binary systems, the origins of outflows, trace episodic accretion on the central sources and potentially constrain the rotation rates of embedded sources.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Advancing Astrophysics with the Square Kilometre Array (AASKA14)
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2015
EventAdvancing Astrophysics with the Square Kilometre Array - Giardini Naxos, Italy
Duration: 9 Jun 201413 Jun 2014
Conference number: c14-06-09.8


ConferenceAdvancing Astrophysics with the Square Kilometre Array
Abbreviated titleAASKA14
CityGiardini Naxos


  • Astrophysics
  • Astrophysics of galaxies
  • Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics


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