Young Massive Star Clusters: From Near to Far
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: Thursday, 18 April 2013 Time: 11:30 Where: Université de Montréal Pavillon Roger-Gaudry, local D-460 Contact: Tony Moffat