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Astrophysics and Space Science Library

The Birth of Star Clusters

Editors: Stahler, Steven (Ed.)

  • Addresses a fundamental question in astrophysics: how do diffuse clouds of gas condense into the collections of luminous objects we call stars?
  • Summarizes modern research into birth of stars in clusters
  • Offers observational and theoretical perspectives on how star clusters arise, both in various regions of the Milky Way as well as distant galaxies
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About this book

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.

About the authors

Dr. Stahler is a research astronomer at the University of California, Berkeley, and a prominent theorist in star formation. He is also the co-author, with the late Francesco Palla, of a graduate-level textbook on the subject.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Embedded Clusters

    Ascenso, Joana

    Pages 1-37

  • Numerical Simulations of Cluster Formation

    Hennebelle, Patrick

    Pages 39-67

  • Massive Young Clusters Near the Galactic Center

    Lu, Jessica R.

    Pages 69-89

  • The Lifecycle of Clusters in Galaxies

    Adamo, Angela (et al.)

    Pages 91-118

  • Multiwavelength Studies of Young OB Associations

    Feigelson, Eric D.

    Pages 119-141

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-22801-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-22800-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Birth of Star Clusters
Editors
  • Steven Stahler
Series Title
Astrophysics and Space Science Library
Series Volume
424
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-22801-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-22801-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-22800-6
Series ISSN
0067-0057
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 199
Number of Illustrations and Tables
23 b/w illustrations, 29 illustrations in colour
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