VOSS 2012



Stellar structure and evolutionary phases, planet formation, stellar populations, stellar dynamics, dynamics of binary formation and evolution in
dense stellar systems, basic principles of dynamical 2-body relaxation, Monte Carlo methods, direct N-body methods, globular cluster populations,
generating simple stellar populations and simulation of star clusters by computer simulation, different ways of age dating clusters, theory of
cluster formation, formation and evolution of Young Massive, stellar content within YMCs, linking star and cluster formation, mergers, spirals,
dwarfs, escape from clusters in a galactic tide, proposal writing for telescopes.

List of the Faculty

Douglas C. Heggie (Chair)
University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Francesca D'Antona
INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma, Italy

Nate Bastian 
Excellence Cluster Universe, Munich, Germany

Mark Gieles
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

José G. Funes, S.J. (Director),
Vatican Observatory

David A. Brown, S.J. (Dean),
Vatican Observatory

Specola Vaticana
Vatican Observatory

00120 Stato Città del Vaticano
e.mail: staff@specola.va


Vatican Observatory Research Group

2017 E Lee St.
Tucson, AZ 85719