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Formation, Evolution, and Survival of Massive Star Clusters (IAU S316)

Formation, Evolution, and Survival of Massive Star Clusters (IAU S316)


Part of Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Symposia and Colloquia

  • Date Published: April 2017
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107138179

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  • Massive star clusters are invaluable bridges connecting the interstellar medium, star formation and evolution, the evolution of galaxies, and cosmology. These very complex systems are studied in every wavelength region, from radio to gamma rays, and they are also relevant for gravitational wave detectors. A complete understanding of these systems and of their stellar populations is a challenging task. It requires the exchange of ideas and the collaboration of astrophysicists with observational, theoretical, and numerical expertise in stellar evolution, interstellar matter magnetohydrodynamics, stellar dynamics, the formation and evolution of galaxies, cosmology, multidimensional numerical simulations, N-body simulations, and multi-wavelength high-precision photometry, spectroscopy, and astrometry. IAU Symposium 316 addresses all these varied aspects, with observers, theoreticians, and modellers discussing controversial topics and planning the next steps in the key open areas. This volume is particularly timely as we enter a golden age for observations and numerical multidimensional simulations.

    • Provides a fresh summary of the hottest issues and controversial questions in the field of massive star clusters and their stellar populations
    • Fosters links between complementary astronomical fields, stimulating readers to think across boundaries
    • Reviews the present and next generation instruments that will allow revolutionary observations for future groundbreaking results in the field
    • Opens discussions for coordinated, innovative, and cutting-edge observational developments in the field
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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2017
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107138179
    • length: 388 pages
    • dimensions: 255 x 180 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.76kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Young and old massive star clusters and their stellar populations
    2. Multiwavelength observations of massive star clusters and of their progenitors
    3. Links between massive star clusters and their host galaxies
    4. Physics and modes of massive star cluster formation from the early to the present-day universe
    5. Dynamical evolution of massive star clusters
    6. Stellar populations in massive star clusters and their host galaxies.

  • Editors

    Corinne Charbonnel, Observatoire de Genève

    Antonella Nota, Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore

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