Star cluster formation in extreme starburst environments

Richard de Grijs*

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The currently available empirical evidence on the star formation processes in the extreme, high-pressure environments induced by galaxy encounters, mostly based on high-resolution Hubble Space Telescope imaging observations, strongly suggests that star cluster formation is an important and perhaps even the dominant mode of star formation in the starburst events associated with galaxy interactions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHighlights of astronomy
Subtitle of host publicationvol. 13 : as presented at the XXVth General Assembly of the IAU, 2003
EditorsOddbjørn Engvold
Place of PublicationSan Francisco, CA
PublisherAstronomical Society of the Pacific
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)1583811893, 9781583811894
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event25th General Assembly of the International-Astronomical-Union - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 13 Jul 200326 Jul 2003


Conference25th General Assembly of the International-Astronomical-Union

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