Institute of Astronomy

The stellar IMF and the earliest phase of the assembly of the Milky Way

SpeakerTalk DateTalk Series
Pavel Kroupa (Bonn)20 June 2013Institute of Astronomy Seminars

Abstract

The shape of the canonical IMF is briefly reviewed. Using the present
day stellar populations in globular clusters as a constraint on their
birth configurations these may be compared to observational data on star
forming regions. Correlations appear, e.g. between the radius and the
shape of the IMF versus the mass of the embedded cluster. Rather
remarkable information is unearthed on the very earliest events that
shaped the birth of the Milky Way galaxy.

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