Globular Clusters – Guides to Galaxies: Proceedings of the Joint ESO-FONDAP Workshop on Globular Clusters held in Concepción, Chile, 6–10 March 2006
ISBN/ASIN: 9783540769606,9783540769613 | 2009 | English | pdf | 456/447 pages | 27.7 Mb
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg | Author: Markus Kissler-Patig (auth.), Tom Richtler, Søren Larsen (eds.) | Edition: 1
The principal question of whether and how globular clusters can contribute to a better understanding of galaxy formation and evolution is perhaps the main driving force behind the overall endeavour of studying globular cluster systems. Naturally, this splits up into many individual problems. The objective of the Joint ESO-FONDAP Workshop on Globular Clusters – Guides to Galaxies was to bring together researchers, both observational and theoretical, to present and discuss the most recent results. Topics covered in these proceedings are: internal dynamics of globular clusters and interaction with host galaxies (tidal tails, evolution of cluster masses), accretion of globular clusters, detailed descriptions of nearby cluster systems, ultracompact dwarfs, formations of massive clusters in mergers and elsewhere, the ACS Virgo survey, galaxy formation and globular clusters, dynamics and kinematics of globular cluster systems and dark matter-related problems.
With its wide coverage of the topic, this book constitutes a valuable reference of the scientific knowledge of the field.