Karl M. Menten


Trends in Galactic Star Formation with Galactocentric radius


Recent, ongoing and future surveys of the Milky Way at radio, (sub)millimeter and infrared wavelengths deliver (more or less) complete inventories of high-mass star formation over extensive parts of the Galactic disk. We discuss some conclusions on the dependence of star forming activity with distance from the center that can be drawn from such data.