Two Stages of Star Formation in Globular Clusters and the IMF

  • Francesca D’Antona
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Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 327)


I summarize recent ideas on the necessity of two separate events of star formation in many Globular Clusters to explain the star-to-star variations in elemental abundances, and show the consequences of this suggestion on the initial mass function of their stars.


Star Formation Mass Star Globular Cluster Stellar Population Helium Content 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francesca D’Antona
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  1. 1.INAF-Osservatorio di Roma, MonteporzioItaly

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