From nuclear clusters to halo globulars: Star clusters as basic galactic building blocks

  title={From nuclear clusters to halo globulars: Star clusters as basic galactic building blocks},
  author={Richard de Grijs},
  journal={Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union},
  pages={48 - 51}
  • R. Grijs
  • Published 1 August 2006
  • Physics
  • Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union
Abstract I assess the similarities and differences between the star-formation modes in quiescent spiral galaxies versus those in violent starburst regions, including galactic nuclei. As opposed to the quiescent star-formation mode, current empirical evidence on the star-formation processes in the extreme, high-pressure environments induced by galaxy encounters strongly suggests that star cluster formation is an important and perhaps even the dominant mode of star formation in such starburst… 
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