Young Massive Star Clusters: From Near to Far
Linda Smith
Space Telescope Science Institute

Young massive compact clusters are found in all actively star-forming galaxies and are particularly abundant in starburst and interacting galaxies. Nearby resolved clusters can be used to study, for example, the stellar mass function, stellar evolution and the dynamical interactions of cluster winds with their environments. Unresolved clusters in more distant galaxies are of prime interest to study the cluster population as a whole and to derive cluster mass functions, cluster survival rates, and the cluster formation history of galaxies. I will present recent work addressing these themes on young massive clusters in the Magellanic Clouds, the starburst galaxy M82, and a sample of star-forming galaxies out to 20 Mpc.

Date: Jeudi, le 18 avril 2013
Heure: 11:30
Lieu: Université de Montréal
  Pavillon Roger-Gaudry, local D-460
Contact: Tony Moffat