The stellar mass spectrum in warm and dusty gas: deviations from Salpeter in the Galactic centre and in circumnuclear starburst regions

  title={The stellar mass spectrum in warm and dusty gas: deviations from Salpeter in the Galactic centre and in circumnuclear starburst regions},
  author={Ralf S. Klessen and Marco Spaans and A. Katharina Jappsen},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
Understanding the origin of stellar masses is a key problem in astrophysics. In the solar neighbourhood, the mass distribution of stars follows a seemingly universal pattern. In the centre of the Milky Way, however, there are indications for strong deviations and the same may be true for the nuclei of distant starburst galaxies. Here we present the first numerical hydrodynamical calculations of stars formed in a molecular region with chemical and thermodynamic properties similar to those of… 

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