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Dynamical evolution of dense stellar systems : proceedings of the 246th symposium of the International Astronomical Union held in Capri, Italy September 5-9, 2007 / edited by Enrico Vesperini, Mirek Giersz and Alison Sills.


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International Astronomical Union. Symposium (246th : 2007 : Capri, Italy)
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Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
  • Book, Conference Proceedings
  • xviii, 490 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Preface-- Organizing committee-- Conference participants-- Part I. Cluster Formation and Early Evolution-- Part II. Open Clusters-- Part III. Globular Clusters-- Part IV. Few-Body Systems-- Part V. Binary Star Dynamics and its Interplay with Cluster Dynamical Evolution-- Part VI. Exotic Stellar Populations-- Part VII. Globular Cluster Systems-- Part VIII. Computational Aspects of Simulations of Dense Stellar Systems-- Author index.
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Publisher's Summary:
Dense stellar systems lie at the interface between dynamics, stellar evolution, and galaxy formation, and they provide us with an ideal laboratory to understand many different aspects of these important fields as well as to explore the interplay between them. The complete study of dense stellar systems is a very challenging task which requires the collaboration and the exchange of ideas of astronomers and physicists with observational and theoretical expertise in galactic and extra-galactic astronomy, stellar dynamics, hydrodynamics, stellar evolution, as well as knowledge of many aspects of computational physics. IAU Symposium 246 brought together experts in all these areas to cover the broad field of dense stellar systems with particular emphasis on the interplay between them and on the comparison between observations and simulations. This volume provides a complete review of the most recent studies in this topical research.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Vesperini, Enrico.
Giersz, Mirek.
Sills, Alison.
IAU symposium proceedings series, 1743-9213 ; no. 246
IAU symposium and colloquium proceedings series no. 246.

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