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Centro de Astrofísica da Universidade do Porto

M. S. Nanda Kumar

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My research interests are in the area of star formation, with focus on embedded clusters, massive stars, outflows, disks and large scale properties of star formation. I am an observational astronomer using the infrared and millimeter data to carry out my research and I also use various modeling methods. In particular, the radiative transfer modeling of SEDs are conducted for massive YSOs, the statistical properties of embedded clusters are modeled by nearest neighbour method and minimum spanning tree methods by Stefan Schmeja with whom I work closely on these topics. I am also involved in wide field infrared imaging studies of star forming regions, particularly exploiting the WFCAM on UKIRT, the upcoming VISTA and the Spitzer Space Telescope data. The wide field imaging studies are used to understand the statistical aspects of star formation on the scales of Giant molecular clouds.
Lastest publications at CAUP/IA
S. Chatterjee, R. Garani, R. K. Jain, B. Kanodia, M. S. N. Kumar, S. K. Vempati, 2023,
Faint light of old neutron stars and detectability at the James Webb Space Telescope,
Physical Review D, 108, L021301
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D. Arzoumanian, S. Arakawa, M. I. N. Kobayashi, K. Iwasaki, K. Fukuda, S. Mori, Y. Hirai, M. Kunitomo, M. S. N. Kumar, E. Kokubo, 2023,
Insights on the Sun Birth Environment in the Context of Star Cluster Formation in Hub–Filament Systems,
The Astrophysical Journal, 947, 10
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M. T. Beltrán, V. M. Rivilla, M. S. N. Kumar, R. Cesaroni, D. Galli, 2022,
Cloud-cloud collision as origin of the G31.41+0.31 massive protocluster,
Astronomy & Astrophysics, 660, 6
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M. T. Beltrán, V. M. Rivilla, R. Cesaroni, D. Galli, L. Moscadelli, A. Ahmadi, H. Beuther, S. Etoka, C. Goddi, P. D. Klaassen et al. (including: M. S. N. Kumar), 2022,
The sharp ALMA view of infall and outflow in the massive protocluster G31.41+0.31,
Astronomy & Astrophysics, 659, 16
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M. S. N. Kumar, D. Arzoumanian, A. Men'shchikov, P. M. Palmeirim, M. Matsumura, S.-I. Inutsuka, 2022,
Filament coalescence and hub structure in Mon R2. Implications for massive star and cluster formation,
Astronomy & Astrophysics, 658, 12
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Z. Guo, P. W. Lucas, C. Contreras Peña, L. C. Smith, C. Morris, R. Kurtev, J. Borissova, J. Alonso-García, D. Minniti, A.-N. Chené et al. (including: M. S. N. Kumar), 2021,
Analysis of physical processes in eruptive YSOs with near-infrared spectra and multiwavelength light curves,
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 504, 830 - 856
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