Schedule Jan 17, 2009
Destruction and Survival of Star Clusters
Henny J.G.L.M. Lamers (Astronomical Inst. Utrecht)

I discuss the fate of star clusters in different environments. The survival time of star clusters depends critically on their internal and external properties, e.g. on their environment in different galaxies. I will discuss the various mechanisms that contribute to the destruction of star clusters and explain how the combination of these effects can explain the large differences in the survival times of clusters in different galaxies.

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