IAU Special Sessions (GA)

SpS1: Origin and complexity of massive star clusters

Start date/time

August 20, 2012

End date/time

August 24, 2012


China, Nanjing


Giampaolo Piotto

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Coordinating Division

Division VII Galactic System

SOC Co-Chairs: Giampaolo Piotto (Italy), Enrico Vesperini (United States)

SOC Members: Antonio Aparicio (Spain), Beatrice Barbuy (Brazil), Kenji Bekki (Australia), Torsten Boeker (Netherlands), Corinne Charbonnel (France), Cathie Clarke (United Kingdom), Francesca D'Antona (Italy), Licai Deng (China Nanjing), Bruce Elmegreen (United States), Raffaele Gratton (Italy), Young Wook (Republic of Korea), Steven Majewski (United States), Eline Tolstoy (Netherlands), Hans Zinnecker (United States)

Editors of Proceedings: Enrico Vesperini (United States), Giampaolo Piotto (Italy)


  • Multiple stellar populations in Galactic and extragalactic globular star clusters
  • Multiple population star cluster formation and dynamical evolution
  • Stellar evolution and the chemical evolution of  star clusters
  • Relation between globular clusters, dwarf galaxies, nuclear star clusters
  • Relation between globular cluster stellar populations and Galactic halo, disk and bulge stars


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