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Astro Seminar

Birth of a super star cluster

Speaker: Peter Schilke (Cologne)
Date: Wednesday 2 December 2020
Time: 14:00
Venue: Zoom

Super star clusters were an important ingredient of star formation in the early universe, where they played an crucial role also in self-regulating star formation through their feedback. They most likely were the progenitors of globular clusters. Therefore, it is important to understand how they came into being. In today's universe, they still are formed copiously in starburst galaxies, but are exceedingly rare in our own Galaxy. There is one candidate star-forming region in the Galactic center region, SgrB2, which has the potential to form one or even two super star clusters today. I will present multi-scale and multi-wavelength studies of this region which shed some light on the formation process.