Nov 20 – 23, 2023
Villa Galileo
Europe/Rome timezone

Star cluster formation, stellar properties, and cluster dispersal

Nov 23, 2023, 9:15 AM
Villa Galileo

Villa Galileo

Via del Pian dei Giullari, 42 Firenze
Session 5 Cluster Survival


Prof. Matthew Bate (University of Exeter, UK)


I will discuss the results from numerical simulations of star cluster formation and evolution. I will review what has been learnt from numerical simulations regarding how the properties of low-mass stellar clusters and their stars depend on initial conditions, such as metallicity, molecular cloud density, magnetic fields, and turbulence. I will also discuss how these clusters may be expected to disperse into the galactic population of field stars, and possible kinematic signatures of dispersing stellar populations.

Primary author

Prof. Matthew Bate (University of Exeter, UK)

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