Dynamics of Star Clusters

Proceeding of the 113th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union, held in Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.A, 29 May – 1 June, 1984

  • Jeremy Goodman
  • Piet Hut

Part of the International Astronomical Union. Symposium book series (IAUS, volume 113)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. May 29 Observations of Globular Clusters

    1. Robert Lupton, James E. Gunn, Roger F. Griffin
      Pages 19-31
    2. K. C. Freeman
      Pages 33-42
    3. Jonathan E. Grindlay
      Pages 43-61
    4. M. Aurière, J. P. Cordoni, O. Le Fèvre, A. Terzan
      Pages 63-64
    5. Kyle Cudworth, D. N. C. Lin, Kap-Soo Oh
      Pages 65-67
    6. G. S. Da Costa, K. C. Freeman
      Pages 69-72
    7. S. Djorgovski, H. Penner
      Pages 73-76
    8. William E. Harris, James E. Hesser
      Pages 81-83
    9. E. Kontizas, M. Kontizas
      Pages 85-87
    10. Phyllis M. Lugger, Haldan Cohn, Jonathan E. Grindlay
      Pages 89-92
    11. Carlton P. Pryor, David W. Latham, Martha L. Hazen-Liller
      Pages 99-101
    12. M. M. Shara, A. F. J. Moffat, D. A. Hanes
      Pages 103-104
  3. Dynamical Evolution of Globular Clusters

  4. May 30 Model System in the Point-Mass Approximation

    1. Haldan Cohn
      Pages 161-178
    2. Jeremy Goodman
      Pages 179-187
    3. Daiichiro Sugimoto
      Pages 207-218
    4. Erich Bettwieser
      Pages 219-230
    5. Sverre J. Aarseth
      Pages 251-259
    6. Alan P. Lightman, Stephen L. W. McMillan
      Pages 261-274
    7. S. Michael Fall, Carlos S. Frenk
      Pages 285-296
    8. E. Bettwieser, K. J. Fricke, R. Spurzem
      Pages 301-303
    9. Stefano Casertano
      Pages 305-308
    10. Eldad Dagan
      Pages 313-315
    11. G. Giannone, D. Molteni
      Pages 321-321
    12. Robert Lupton
      Pages 327-330
    13. Stephen L. W. McMillan
      Pages 331-333
    14. G. Severne, M. Luwel
      Pages 339-341
  5. May 31 External Fields and Finite-Star-Size Effects

About this book


The emphasis in these proceedings of lAD Symposium No. 113, Dynafrri-,'!s of Star Clusters. and·.~.Le. mab rPIHlon for orZ'lnizinp: thE" symposium in the spring of 1984, was the rapid increase during the preceeding year in our understanding of core collapse. The last I.A.D. Symposium to discuss the dynamics of star clusters at length was No.69, Dynamics of Stellar Systems~ held in Besan~on in 1974. For a few years afterwards, globular clusters receiveu much attention due to the discovery of X-ray bursters and the mounting evidence that X-ray sources in globular clusters were formed in completely different ways than those within our galaxy. Globular clusters, which until this time had a reputation for sedate old age, turned out to lead violent private lives at high energies. However, in the early 80's globular clusters seemed to lose some of the glamor of the 70's. The grand speculations of heavy black holes lurking in their centers had to make way for a variety of observational evidence which indicated that the X-ray sources are low-mass close binaries instead. But, though dynamical fashion turned to heavy galac­ tic halos and so on, some of the unsolved theoretical problems regard­ ing the evolution of star clusters kept their fascination for a number of relatively isolated workers. After several years of inconspicuous labor, a number of preprints suddenly appeared in the spring of 1983 that studied the evolution of globular clusters after core collapse.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jeremy Goodman
    • 1
  • Piet Hut
    • 2
  1. 1.California Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA
  2. 2.The Institute for Advanced StudyPrincetonUSA

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-90-277-1965-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-5335-2
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