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The MODEST questions: Challenges and future directions in stellar cluster research

Davies, Melvyn B LU ; Amaro-Seoane, P. ; Bassa, C. ; Dale, J. ; de Angeli, F. ; Freitag, M. ; Kroupa, P. ; Mackey, D. ; Miller, M.C. and Portegies Zwart, S. (2006) In New Astronomy 12(3). p.201-214
Abstract
We present a review of some of the current major challenges in stellar cluster research, including young clusters, globular clusters, and galactic nuclei. Topics considered include: primordial mass segregation and runaway mergers, expulsion of gas from clusters, the production of stellar exotica seen in some clusters (e.g., blue stragglers and extreme horizontal-branch stars), binary populations within clusters, the black-hole population within stellar clusters, the final parsec problem, stellar dynamics around a massive black hole, and stellar collisions. The Modest Questions posed here are the outcome of discussions which took place at the Modest-6A workshop held in Lund, Sweden, in December, 2005. Modest-6A was organised as part of the... (More)
We present a review of some of the current major challenges in stellar cluster research, including young clusters, globular clusters, and galactic nuclei. Topics considered include: primordial mass segregation and runaway mergers, expulsion of gas from clusters, the production of stellar exotica seen in some clusters (e.g., blue stragglers and extreme horizontal-branch stars), binary populations within clusters, the black-hole population within stellar clusters, the final parsec problem, stellar dynamics around a massive black hole, and stellar collisions. The Modest Questions posed here are the outcome of discussions which took place at the Modest-6A workshop held in Lund, Sweden, in December, 2005. Modest-6A was organised as part of the activities of the Modest Collaboration (see www.manybody.org for further details). (Less)
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open clusters and associations : general, galaxy : centre, methods : numerical, globular clusters : general
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New Astronomy
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201 - 214
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10.1016/j.newast.2006.09.004
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  author       = {Davies, Melvyn B and Amaro-Seoane, P. and Bassa, C. and Dale, J. and de Angeli, F. and Freitag, M. and Kroupa, P. and Mackey, D. and Miller, M.C. and Portegies Zwart, S.},
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