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

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Cambridge University Press, 4 févr. 2010 - 575 pages
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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.
 

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The nature and nurture of star clusters
3
Ata Sarajedini
17
The origin of mass segregation in NGC 3603
24
The VLT FLAMES Tarantula Survey
35
Stellar feedback and triggered star formation
41
Bruce Elmegreen and Carl Grillmair
49
Nuclear star clusters
58
Colliding galaxies and the rapid assembly of clouds into protosuper star clusters
64
keys to comprehension of star cluster evolution
293
A new method to measure stellar massloss rates
312
Star clusters with dual red clumps
320
Primordial binary evolution and blue stragglers
333
Further developments in star cluster spectral libraries
347
Multicolor CCD photometry of the open cluster NGC 752
361
Membership probability via controlfield colourmagnitude decontamination
370
An unusual abundance of T Tauri stars? NIR study of the southern highmass
384

On the temporal evolution of the stellar mass function of Galactic clusters
81
Early dynamical evolution of star cluster systems
87
The distance and space distribution of bulge globular clusters
97
Observational properties of the open cluster system of the Milky Way and what
106
A new era for the globular cluster system in M31
117
Propermotion studies of Milky Way starburst clusters a new definition of star
123
Giampaolo Piotto
131
The lithium history of NGC 6397
143
Globular cluster abundances and what they can tell us about galaxy formation
149
Chemical abundances in tidally disrupted globular clusters
157
Massive binaries and the enrichment of the interstellar medium in globular clusters
169
Insights into star cluster formation from A 1 xm
177
An opticalnearinfrared survey of GCs in earlytype galaxies
184
a complement to optical and infrared views
190
Infrared surveys of Galactic star clusters
203
Star cluster dynamics in galaxies
219
The internal dynamics of stellar clusters
238
The progeny of stellar dynamics and stellar evolution within an TVbody model
258
On the origin of the hypervelocity runaway star HD 271791
272
Gas trapping in extremely massive clusters in NGC 1365
399
Lithium abundances of mainsequence and subgiant stars in the globular cluster
407
Highvelocity runaway stars from threebody encounters
413
A highspectralresolution study of abundances and isotopic composition of
421
The field of Lacerta OBI
427
Constraining star cluster disruption mechanisms
433
Kinematic parameters and membership lists of open clusters in the Bordeaux Carte
442
W UMatype systems in globular clusters
451
Young open clusters in the Milky Way and Small Magellanic Cloud
466
Probing the structure of the Galactic disk through open clusters
482
Abundances of seven red giants in the open cluster NGC 3114
495
Ha imaging of Xray sources in selected globular clusters with SOAR
508
Clusters and stellar angularmomentum evolution
510
Extrememassratio solartype binaries and their implications for cluster environs
523
Sulfur in the globular clusters 47 Tuc and NGC 6752
537
Bridging galactic star formation from intermediate to local epochs
549
Author index
563
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