Star Clusters Across Cosmic Time

  title={Star Clusters Across Cosmic Time},
  author={Mark R. Krumholz and Christopher F. McKee and Joss Bland-Hawthorn},
  journal={Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics},
Star clusters stand at the intersection of much of modern astrophysics: the ISM, gravitational dynamics, stellar evolution, and cosmology. Here, we review observations and theoretical models for the formation, evolution, and eventual disruption of star clusters. Current literature suggests a picture of this life cycle including the following several phases: ▪ Clusters form in hierarchically structured, accreting molecular clouds that convert gas into stars at a low rate per dynamical time until… 

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