The modelling of feedback in star formation simulations

James Dale

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I review the current state of numerical simulations of stellar feedback in the context of star formation at scales ranging from the formation of individual stars to models of galaxy formation including cosmic reionisation. I survey the wealth of algorithms developed recently to solve the radiative transfer problem and to simulate stellar winds, supernovae and protostellar jets. I discuss the results of these simulations with regard to star formation in molecular clouds, the interaction of different feedback mechanisms with each other and with magnetic fields, and in the wider context of galactic- and cosmological-scale simulations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-33
Number of pages33
JournalNew Astronomy Reviews
Early online date4 Aug 2015
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2015


  • Star formation, Feedback, Numerical simulations


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