The Arches Cluster - A Case for IMF Variations?

  • Andrea Stolte
Conference paper
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 327)


In my thesis, I analysed the two MilkyWay starburst clusters Arches and NGC3603 with respect to their present-day mass functions (MFs), and local as well as global spatial variations in the MF slope. I present the results of the comparison of the Arches MF, indicative of the dense Galactic Center (GC) environment, and of NGC3603, a more moderate star-forming environment in the Carina spiral arm.


Galactic Center Stellar Population Initial Mass Function Sequence Isochrone Dynamical Segregation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrea Stolte
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  1. 1.Department of AstronomyUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

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