Globular Clusters - Guides to Galaxies: Proceedings of the Joint Eso-Fondap Workshop on Globular Clusters Held in Concepción, Chile, 6-10 March 2006 (Eso Astrophysics Symposia) (Hardcover)

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By Tom Richtler (Editor), Søren Larsen (Editor)
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The idea to hold a workshop on globular clusters in Concepcion emerged during 2005 out of a variety of circumstances. Four years had passed since the IAUSymposium 207 onExtragalactic Globular Clusters inPuc on, atime span, which we thought to be long enough for justifying a new meeting with theintent toreviewthemostrecentdevelopments inthe?eld of extragalactic stars clusters. Originally intended to be a small-scale workshop, the response from the community was overwhelming so that only a full-scale international conferencewas abletocopewith thenumerousrequestsfortalksandposters. Finally, about 160 participants gathered in Concepci on on March 6th, 2006. The venue was the university lecture hall located in the facultad de - manidadesyartesoftheUniversidaddeConcepci on.Posterswereexposedin the lobby of the faculty building. The weather was as good as one can reas- ablyexpectfromalatesummerinConcepci on.Althoughtheprogrammewas so tight that separate poster sessions other than those during co?ee breaks could not be accomodated, posters received a lot of attention. From the ?rst to the last talk, the atmosphere was inspiring and the conference could keep its tension for ?ve full days. This clearly shows that the attraction which globular clusters exercise on astrophysicists of quite di?erent ?avours, is as strong as ever.


Product Details
ISBN: 9783540769606
ISBN-10: 3540769609
Publisher: Springer
Publication Date: December 18th, 2008
Pages: 456
Language: English
Series: Eso Astrophysics Symposia