A New Approach to Convective Core Overshooting: Probabilistic Constraints from Color–Magnitude Diagrams of LMC Clusters

  title={A New Approach to Convective Core Overshooting: Probabilistic Constraints from Color–Magnitude Diagrams of LMC Clusters},
  author={Philip Rosenfield and L{\'e}o Girardi and Benjamin F. Williams and L. Clifton Johnson and Andrew E. Dolphin and Alessandro Bressan and Daniel R. Weisz and Julianne J. Dalcanton and Morgan Fouesneau and Jason S. Kalirai},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
We present a framework to simultaneously constrain the values and uncertainties of the strength of convective core overshooting, metallicity, extinction, distance, and age in stellar populations. We then apply the framework to archival Hubble Space Telescope observations of six stellar clusters in the Large Magellanic Cloud that have reported ages between . Assuming a canonical value of the strength of core convective overshooting, we recover the well-known age–metallicity correlation, and… 
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