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Characterization of Planetary Atmospheres
Karan Molaverdikhani
Fri, 21 Jun 2019, 15:00
Fundamental Physics with High-Energy Cosmic Neutrinos
Dr. Mauricio Bustamante
Mon, 24 Jun 2019, 16:30
Lynton Ardizzone
Tue, 25 Jun 2019, 14:15

Building up the Center of the Milky Way

Nadine Neumayer , MPIA Heidelberg
The supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way is surrounded by a massive cluster of stars, the nuclear star cluster. Hosting about 10^7 stars within the central 10pc of the Galaxy, the Milky Way nuclear star cluster is one of the densest stellar systems in the universe, and the closest of its kind. In fact, nuclear star clusters are observed in the majority of galaxies in the nearby universe, and still, it is not entirely clear how these dense stellar objects form. At a mere distance of about 8kpc, the Milky Way nuclear cluster can be spatially resolved into individual stars and allows us to determine their kinematic and stellar population information with tailored observing programmes. This makes the Galactic Center the perfect local reference object for understanding the structure and assembly history of nuclear star clusters in general. In this talk I will review our current knowledge of the Milky Way nucleus and will briefly outline the SFB subproject B8 “Building up the Center of the Milky Way”.
SFB Seminar - The Milky Way System
6 Feb 2019, 16:00
ARI seminar room basement, video broadcast to HITS, LSW, MPIA

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