Star forming regions are hostile environments, with high stellar number densities and strong radiation fields. In addition to feedback affecting the evolution of the star forming region itself, it can also affect the evolution of circumstellar discs, which could have implications for planet formation. In this talk I will review recent evidence for the environment influencing disc evolution and discuss some unsolved problems and future possibilities.
About Speaker :
He is a Dorothy Hodgkin Fellow at the Queen Mary University of London and an expert in star and planet formation. This is an invited seminar as a part of the activities commemorating "75 years of India's Independence: Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav" at ARIES.