First Departmental UoN-Astro Seminar Titled: “A search for non-thermal radio emission from massive young stellar objects (MYSOs)”
Date and time: 
Tue, 2017-05-30 16:07

The first seminar organised by the University of Nairobi Astrophysics Group (UoN-Astro) was held on 29.5.2017 at 11:00 am in the Department of Physics Seminar Room 222. The seminar was delivered by Mr Willis Odhiambo Obonyo, a DARA-Newton Fund PhD student at the University of Leeds, UK.  During the talk, Willis presented on his PhD work that aims at understanding radio emission from young massive stars using radio data. He also highlighted the opporunities available to students wanting to pursue Msc and PhD in the UK, and the DARA patner countries. The following are the details of the talk:

 

Title: A search for non-thermal radio emission from massive young stellar objects (MYSOs)

 

Abstract

 

Non-thermal (synchrotron) emissions are caused by the interaction between relativistic particles and magnetic fields. We have carried out a study of 15 massive young stellar objects (MYSOs) to search for the emissions and to understand their relationship to massive star formation. Of the 15 objects observed using JVLA’s L-band frequency, only two show evidence of association with non-thermal sources. In this talk, I will highlight key results from my PhD work, as well as discuss postgraduate 

Expiry Date: 
Thu, 2019-05-30 16:07