Star formation and stellar populations

Research into many aspects of star formation

We conduct research into stellar evolution, star formation and the exploitation of stellar populations for galactic and extragalactic studies.

Our research spans the earliest stages of star-formation in proto-stellar clouds, the role of feedback from massive young stars on their surroundings, the formation and evolution of dense stellar clusters, detailed calculations of how stars evolve, and how ancient globular clusters relate to their host galaxies.

Members of the star formation and stellar populations group are involved of a number of major international observational survey projects such as APO Galactic Evolution Experiment (APOGEE), Millimetre Astronomy Legacy Team 90 GHz (MALT90), Herschel Orion Protostar Survey (HOPS), Survey of Multiple Populations in Globular Clusters (SUMO), and the Red MSX Source (RMS) survey. Additionally, we lead the BaSTI (A Bag of Stellar Tracks and Isochrones) project.


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