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Star Clusters (IAU S266)

Star Clusters (IAU S266)
Basic Galactic Building Blocks Throughout Time and Space

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Part of Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Symposia and Colloquia

  • Date Published: March 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521764995

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About the Authors
  • Star clusters are important to many areas of astronomy, and as the basic building blocks of galaxies, they can be used as key diagnostic tools within a wide range of disciplines in astrophysics. Star cluster populations are powerful tracers of the formation, assembly and evolutionary history of their parent galaxies. Although their importance has been recognised for decades, only in recent years has this area seen a major investment in time and effort. IAU Symposium 266 consolidates the expertise of leading researchers from a variety of topical subfields in astrophysics, to provide a comprehensive presentation of cutting-edge developments in theory, observations and simulations of star clusters and star cluster systems across a range of sizes and epochs. This volume gives an account of this forefront research, answering fundamental questions that will improve our understanding of numerous related issues and show how this field will take its next major step forward.

    • Provides an overview of the key developments in observations, theory and simulations of star clusters and star cluster systems
    • Discusses cutting-edge observational and computational results
    • Answers fundamental questions that will impact upon our understanding of the formation, assembly and evolution of galaxies, and the process of star formation itself
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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2010
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521764995
    • length: 594 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 183 x 29 mm
    • weight: 1.2kg
    • contains: 229 b/w illus. 34 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Physics and modes of star cluster formation
    2. Massive star clusters: formation, evolution, feedback and destruction
    3. Star cluster systems
    4. Globular cluster chemical evolution
    5. Multiwavelength observations
    6. Cluster dynamics
    7. Star clusters as laboratories for stellar evolution
    Symposium summary
    Poster papers
    Author index
    Subject index
    Object index.

  • Editors

    Richard de Grijs, Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Peking University

    Jacques R. D. Lépine, Universidade de São Paulo

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