Globular Clusters Autor: Edited by C. Martinez Roger, F. Sanchez, I. Perez Fournon
Globular clusters are spherical, densely packed groups of stars found around galaxies. They are thought to have formed at the same time as their host galaxy and thus provide a powerful probe for understanding stellar and galaxy evolution, as well as being studied as objects of interest in their own right. This timely volume presents invited articles by a team of world leaders who gathered at the X Canary Islands Winter School of Astrophysics to review our current understanding of globular clusters. It provides an accessible introduction to the field for graduate students, and a comprehensive and up-to-date reference for researchers.
Spis treści: 1. The observational approach to populations in globular clusters I. R. King 2. Stellar populations and the formation of the Milky Way S. Majewski 3. Globular clusters as a test for stellar evolution V. Castellani 4. Early nucleosynthesis and chemical abundances of stars in globular clusters R. Gratton 5. Stellar dynamics of globular clusters R. A. W. Elson 6. Pulsating stars in globular clusters and their use M. W. Feast 7. X-Ray sources in globular clusters R. Canal 8. Globular clusters systems: formation models and case studies W. E. Harris.
dla: academic researchers, graduate students
|148 b/w illus. 20 tables|
|Hardback||247 x 174 mm|