Shih-Ping Lai (NTHU)
Whether the magnetic field plays a critical role in star formation" is a hotly debated topic persisting for several decades. The problem remains unsolved mostly due to lack of data with sufficient sensitivity. In the past few years, thanks to the new telescope (ALMA) and the new instrument (Pol-2 on JCMT), the quality and quantity of magnetic field data improved drastically. With these impressive data, can we finally settle the debate?"