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The 19th Dr. John Rae Lecture Secrets from Stellar Nurseries:  The Early Lives of Star Clusters

By Alison Sills

Portrait of Dr. Alison Sills (courtesy of Dr. Sills) We know that stars are born out of large clouds of gas and dust and that most stars are born in groups. But what happens next?
Do siblings stick together, moving through the universe together all their lives or do they disperse and move out of their birth neigh­bour­hood as soon as they can? What influence do they have on their nursery cloud? If another family of stars is born next door, do they get together?

Using a com­bi­na­tion of observations and simulations, this talk explores what we know about the early evolution of star clusters.  Dr. Alison Sills is a Professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at McMaster University.

Room 1A1, Ewart Angus Centre,
McMaster Children's Hospital (University Medical Ctr),
1280 Main St West, Hamilton

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