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
NIC Symposium 2016, Jülich (Germany), 2016-02-11 - 2016-02-12
Contribution to a conference proceedings
NIC Series 48
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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.