Observations of clusters with ages from 0.01 to 1.0 Gyr in the Large Magellanic Cloud

Q. Liu*, R. de Grijs, L. C. Deng, Y. Hu, I. Baraffe

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Abstract

The stellar initial mass function (IMF) is a very important question in modern astrophysics. Globular clusters (GCs) are good samples for studying the IMF, but the Galactic GCs can provide only one time-scale evolutionary stage. The Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) is an ideal environment for studying the IMF because it contains compact clusters at different evolutionary stages. By studying the IMF at different evolutionary stages, we can see how the mass function evolves with time.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-122
Number of pages2
JournalProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
Volume4
Issue numberS252
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Astronomical Union Symposium (252nd : 2008) - Sanya, China
Duration: 6 Apr 200811 Apr 2008

Keywords

  • stars: mass function
  • Large Magellanic Cloud
  • galaxy: star clusters

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