Institute of Astronomy

Binary Star Populations in Clusters

SpeakerTalk DateTalk Series
Alison Sills25 July 2016Binary Stars Talks


I will review our current understanding of binary stars in open and globular clusters in the Milky Way. I will discuss what we can learn about clusters from their binary populations, and what we can learn about binaries by virtue of their location in clusters. Cluster dynamics can modify binary properties, create stellar exotica, and in turn be driven by the presence and creation of binary stars. I will touch on binaries in the youngest clusters, and how the clustered environment may impact overall properties of binaries in the field.


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