MODEST Working Group 3:
Stellar Dynamics

Dynamics of (globular) star clusters, galaxies and galactic nuclei; galaxies in the young universe. Study of the effects of rotation, mass segregation, primordial binaries and central massive objects on the evolution of dense stellar systems. Using Direct N-body Simulations, anisotropic gaseous models, direct solutions of the Fokker-Planck equation and Monte Carlo methods to simulate numerically the effects of stellar evolution, a realistic mass spectrum, galactic tidal fields on the evolution of dense young or globular star clusters.

WG home page: WG3
Contact: Rainer Spurzem

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