A New Approach for Stellar Population Synthesis in Galaxy Nuclei: A Library of Star Clusters

  • E. Bica
  • D. Alloin
Conference paper
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 141)


We develop a new approach for population synthesis in galaxy nuclei, which makes use exclusively of a library of integrated spectra of star clusters. This method has given interesting results for nearby galaxy nuclei in terms of dating successive stellar generations and detecting bursts of star formation, as well as of determining the chemical enrichment. The prospective application of this method to interpret large redshift galaxy spectra is briefly discussed.


Star Formation Globular Cluster Star Cluster Population Synthesis Chemical Enrichment 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Bica
    • 1
  • D. Alloin
    • 1
  1. 1.Observatoire de ParisMeudon Principal CedexFrance

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