Springer Theses

Symmetries and Dynamics of Star Clusters

Authors: Haas, Jaroslav

  • Nominated by the Astronomical Institute of Charles University of Prague as an outstanding Ph.D. thesis 2012
  • Presents a viable theoretical explanation for the observed configuration of young stars in the Galactic centre
  • Topic of great interest in contemporary astrophysics
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In this PhD thesis, which was nominated for publication in this series by the Astronomical Institute at Charles University, Prague, the author investigates the orbital evolution of an initially thin stellar disc around a supermassive black hole, considering various perturbative sources of gravity. His findings, obtained by both direct numerical N-body modelling and using standard perturbation methods, offer a viable theoretical explanation for the observed configuration of young stars in the Galactic Centre. This marks a significant contribution to a topic of great interest in contemporary astrophysics.
The author also shows in his thesis that a secular instability (m = 1 mode) may occur in the embedding spherical cluster of old stars. This increases the richness of possible evolution scenarios of the embedding cluster and may lead to effective feeding of supermassive black holes through tidal disruption of stars on extremely eccentric orbits.

About the authors

Dr. Jaroslav Haas has been awarded his PhD by the Astronomical Institute of Charles University, Prague in 2012.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Symmetries and Dynamics of Star Clusters
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-03650-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-03650-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-03649-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37857-2
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 79
Number of Illustrations and Tables
42 b/w illustrations
Topics