Extragalactic Globular Cluster Systems: Proceedings of the ESO Workshop Held in Garching, 27-30 August 2002 / Edition 1

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Dramatic progress is a trademark of the recent study of globular cluster systems. Considerations about the formation and evolution compose the first chapter, followed by a chapter on young star clusters. Then come four chapters reviewing the globular cluster system of early-type, late-type and dwarf galaxies, as well as of groups of galaxies. One chapter is dedicated to stellar population models and their applications to the field. Finally a chapter reviews the kinematics of galaxies derived from globular cluster systems and another their role in the context of galaxy formation and evolution studies. As a whole, the book gives an up-to-date view of the field at the beginning of the new decade, which will without doubt again bring significant progress in our understanding of globular cluster systems and galaxy formation and evolution.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783642073397
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 9/12/2014
  • Series: ESO Astrophysics Symposia Series
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 308
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Table of Contents

Globular Cluster Formation 3
Evolution of Globular Cluster Systems 16
The Disruption Time of Clusters in Selected Regions of Four Galaxies 22
Star Clusters in Interacting Galaxies: The Case of M51 28
The Formation of Stellar Clusters in Turbulent Molecular Clouds: Effects of the Equation of State 32
Formation History of the Star Clusters in M82 B 36
Star Clusters in Mergers 43
Young Massive Clusters in Normal Galaxies 54
Intermediate-Age Globular Clusters in Merger Remnants 60
Star Cluster Systems in Interacting and Starburst Galaxies: A Multicolour Approach 66
The H Band Luminosity Function of the Centre of the 30 Dor Cluster 72
The W-Function Applied to the Age of Globular Clusters 76
Globular Cluster Systems of Early Type Galaxies 83
Globular Clusters in Early-Type Galaxies 95
A New Cluster Sub-Population in Lenticular Galaxies 101
Stellar Populations in NGC 1399 Traced by Globular Clusters from a Wide-Field Study 107
Uncovering the NGC 5128 Globular Cluster System 113
The Chemistry of Extragalactic Globular Clusters 117
VLT Spectroscopy of NGC3115 Globular Clusters 121
Extragalactic Globular Clusters in the Near-Infrared 125
Globular Clusters Old and Young in NGC 5128 (Centaurus A) 129
Extragalactic Globular Cluster Planetary Nebulae: Three Candidates in NGC 5128 133
Study of the Star Cluster Population in NGC 7727 137
Globular Cluster Systems of Spirals 143
Globular Cluster Systems of Spiral Galaxies Beyond the Local Group 155
VLT Spectroscopy of Globular Clusters in the Sombrero Galaxy 161
Wide Field Photometry of the M104 Globular Cluster System 167
Globular Clusters in Nearby Galaxy Clusters 173
Globular Clusters in Compact Groups 179
Properties of the Globular Cluster Systems of the Sculptor Group 185
Optical Diffuse Light in Nearby Compact Groups 191
Globular Cluster Systems of Dwarf Galaxies 199
The Colors of Dwarf Elliptical Globular Cluster Systems 211
Dynamical Evolution of LMC Star Clusters 217
Formation of Globular Clusters: In and Out of Dwarf Galaxies 224
Age and Metallicity of a Globular Cluster in the Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy DDO 78 230
Stellar Population Models 237
Synthetic Integrated Colours as Age Indicators 249
The Y[superscript 2] Isochrones and Stellar Evolution Tracks 255
A New Evolutionary Synthesis Tool for Modelling Young Star Clusters in Merging Galaxies 257
Blue Horizontal-Branch Stars and Simple Stellar Populations 261
Relative Ages of Globular Clusters 267
Relative Ages of the Globular Cluster Subpopulations in M87 275
Kinematics of Globular Cluster Systems 283
The Morphology of the Radial Velocity Distribution of Globular Clusters in NGC 1399 293
Dynamics of the M31 Globular Cluster System 299
2dF Spectroscopy of M104 Globular Clusters 305
Dynamics of Stars and Globular Clusters in Galaxy Halos 310
Issues in E Galaxy Formation: Many Problems, Few Solutions 317
The Globular Cluster Luminosity Function 329
The Formation of Globular Clusters in the Local Universe 336
Forming Globular Cluster Systems in a Semi-Analytic Scheme 342
The High-Redshift Formation of Metal-Poor Globular Cluster Systems 348
Author Index 355
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