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The Birth of Star Clusters

  • Steven┬áStahler

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 424)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Joana Ascenso
    Pages 1-37
  3. Patrick Hennebelle
    Pages 39-67
  4. Angela Adamo, Nate Bastian
    Pages 91-118
  5. Eric D. Feigelson
    Pages 119-141
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 195-199

About this book

Introduction

All stars are born in groups. The origin of these groups has long been a key question in astronomy, one that interests researchers in star formation, the interstellar medium, and cosmology. This volume summarizes current progress in the field, and includes contributions from both theorists and observers. Star clusters appear with a wide range of properties, and are born in a variety of physical conditions. Yet the key question remains: How do diffuse clouds of gas condense into the collections of luminous objects we call stars?

This book will benefit graduate students, newcomers to the field, and also experienced scientists seeking a convenient reference.

Keywords

Bound and Unbound Clusters Cosmology Extragalactic Star Clusters Massive Star Clusters OB Associations Origin of Globular Clusters Origin of Stellar Groups Star Clusters in the Galactic Center Star Formation Studies Super Star Clusters Star Cluster Formation

Editors and affiliations

  • Steven┬áStahler
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AstronomyUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-22801-3
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-22800-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-22801-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0067-0057
  • Series Online ISSN 2214-7985
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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