This title appears in the Scientific Report : 2016 

Formation of Star-Forming Clouds from the Magnetised, Diffuse Interstellar Medium
Banerjee, R. (Corresponding author)
Körtgen, B.
John von Neumann - Institut für Computing; NIC
NIC Symposium 2016
Jülich Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Zentralbibliothek 2016
51-59
NIC Symposium 2016, Jülich (Germany), 2016-02-11 - 2016-02-12
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NIC Series 48
OpenAccess
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Please use the identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/2128/10414 in citations.
Molecular clouds, the birthplaces of stars in galaxies, form dynamically from the diffuse atomic gas of the interstellar medium (ISM). The ISM is also threaded by magnetic fields which have a large impact on its dynamics. In particular, star forming regions must be magnetically supercritical in order to accommodate gas clumps which can collapse under their own weight. Based on a parameter study of three dimensional magneto-hydrodynamical (MHD) simulations, we show that the long-standing problem of how such supercritical regions are generated is still an open issue.