Springer Theses

Not-So-Simple Stellar Populations in Star Clusters

Authors: Li, Chengyuan

  • Nominated as an outstanding Ph.D. Thesis by Peking University
  • Focuses on open questions of stellar populations in star clusters, providing a series of striking discoveries which offer deep insights into this topic
  • Offers knowledge of stellar populations to help readers better understand the formation and evolution of star clusters and their member stars
  • Proposes prospects and feasible projects of solving the problem of multiple stellar populations in star clusters
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This book focuses on understanding the stellar populations of massive star clusters and aims to investigate the origin, evolution and properties of binary systems, their collision products, as well as the general characteristics (e.g. ages, metal content) of stellar population(s) in star clusters. It introduces the basic background knowledge of various stellar populations in star clusters as well as their formation, interaction and evolution and offers high impact observational results on our understanding of the formation and evolution mode of star clusters. Based on these discoveries, this book proposes a series of future projects that can shed light on these topics. The research introduced in this book reveals key features of star clusters formation and by extension how all stars formed in our universe.

About the authors

Chengyuan Li obtained his Ph.D degree in astronomy and astrophysics from the Department of Astronomy of Peking University in July 2015. His research focuses on stellar populations in star clusters, which involves the subjects of binaries, blue straggler stars and star formations in star clusters. He subsequently won a project research fellow in Purple Mountain Observatory of Chinese Academy of Sciences. In Oct. 2015, he won the Macquarie Research Fellowship at Macquarie University, Australia.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Stellar Evolution and Populations

    Li, Chengyuan

    Pages 3-18

  • Researches of Stellar Populations in Star Clusters

    Li, Chengyuan

    Pages 19-31

  • Binary Fraction in Young Massive Star Clusters

    Li, Chengyuan

    Pages 35-53

  • The Formation and Evolution of Blue Straggler Stars in Globular Cluster

    Li, Chengyuan

    Pages 55-63

  • Multiple Stellar Populations in the Giant Branches of Galactic Globular Clusters

    Li, Chengyuan

    Pages 65-87

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-10-5681-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-981-10-5680-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Not-So-Simple Stellar Populations in Star Clusters
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-5681-9
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-5681-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-5680-2
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 132
Number of Illustrations and Tables
12 b/w illustrations, 44 illustrations in colour
Topics