volume 13, issue S336, P193-200 2017
DOI: 10.1017/s1743921317010742
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Maria T. Beltrán

Abstract: AbstractThe formation process of high-mass stars has puzzled the astrophysical community for decades from both a theoretical and an observational point of view. Here, we present an overview of the current theories and status of the observational research on this field, outlining the progress achieved in recent years on our knowledge of the initial phases of massive star formation, the fragmentation of cold, infrared-dark clouds, and the evidence for circumstellar accretion disks around OB stars. The role of ma…

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