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Cluster Meeting

Cluster Meeting

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Cluster Meeting within the SFB 881

The clusters meetings aim to bring together Heidelberg astronomers working on all aspects of stellar clusters of the Milky Way and the Local Group, and favours exchange of expertise, both observational and theoretical. Typically two or three talks are presented, quite informally, with the goal to foster discussions. The meetings take place about 10 times a year, usually on Fridays at 9:30am at either the ARI (seminar room in the basement) or at MPIA (Multifunktionsraum), but the schedule and location are flexible to adjust to the need of the participants. They last about 90min.
In order to receive the meeting announcements, please contact Bertrand Goldman or sign up to the mailing list. Car-sharing back to MPIA or LSW is usually available.

6 December 2018:

9 July 2018:

10 April 2018:

20 February 2018:

18 January 2018:

October 5, 2017

July 21, 2017

  • Roger Lin
  • Xiaoying Pang (TBC)

June 2, 2017

February 28, 2017

February 1, 2017

December 13, 2016

October 12, 2016

July 22, 2016

  • Paolo Bianchini: Stellar dynamics in stellar systems (his PhD thesis)
  • Anna Sippel: A dynamical gravitational wave source in a dense cluster
  • Dimitris Gouliermis: slides from Dimitris's EWASS16 review on cluster formation

June 7, 2016

May 3, 2016

February 22, 2016

December 15, 2015

October 30, 2015

July 24, 2015

  • Taisiya Kopytova: her almost finished paper on the Hyades single-star sequence
  • Siegfried Röser: Improving proper motions for open cluster research

June 2, 2015

March 27, 2015

  • Peter: Galactic Star Cluster mass evolution. High performance star by star simulations. Observations vs. modeling.
  • Morgan: cluster dissolution modeling in M31
  • Bertrand/Elena/Siegfried: more on the Hyades low mass members

February 20, 2015

  • Mark Norris on his cluster research
  • Bertrand/Elena/Siegfried: the Hyades cluster is back!


  • Maria Bergemann




  • Elena Schilbach and Siegfried Röser: on Ursa Major moving group
  • Morgan Fousneau on M83, M31, and MW clusters


  • Nina Kharchenko and Anatoly Piskunov: on the open cluster characterization
  • Elena Schilbach and Siegfried Röser: on Ursa Major moving group
  • Peter Berczik: on over/underfilling cluster evolution


  • Esteban Morales on stellar clusters in the inner Galaxy
  • Amelia Bayo: News from VOSA and the filter profile server and comparing physical parameters estimated using SED and spectral fits for young late M objects


  • Eddie Schlafly: Orion ring structure from dust mapping (TBC)
  • Peter Berczik on cluster simulation
  • Andreas Just: preliminary discussion on virial equilibrium of OCs in tidal fields



  • Christoph Olczak: interesting findings from an ongoing study of the formation of intermediate-mass black holes in (young) star clusters.
  • open discussion about the next SFB funding period


  • Peter Berczik: update on OC evolution and filling factor
  • Tobias Buck: kinematics of the Hyades



  • Andreas Ernst and Tobias Buck: binaries in the Hyades
  • Amelia Bayo: VOSA


  • Anatoly Piskunov and Nina Kharchenko: Galactic cluster survey
  • Elena Schilbach and Siegfried Röser: UV excess of VLM stars
  • Neil Zimmerman: an introduction
  • Christoph Olczak: Arches (short summary of the SFB talk)


  • Bertrand Goldman et al.: VLM star in the Hyades
  • Pier-Emmanuel Tremblay: Hyades WDs
  • Elena Schilbach and Siegfried Röser: the Pleiades VLM stars
  • Stefan Schmeja: old cluster search


  • Andreas Ernst: age distribution and velocity dispersion of the WD population in the simulation
  • Stefan Schmeja: search for nearby old open clusters


  • Open discussion on the Hyades cluster
  • Elena Schilbach and Siegfried Röser: the Pleiades cluster


  • Wolfgang Brandner: AstraLux observing program status report
  • Pier-Emmanuel Tremblay: Hyades WDs
  • Andreas Ernst: Hyades binaries (vs. simulation)
  • Bertrand Goldman: first Hyades PS1 paper


  • Bertrand Goldman: discussion of the (first) PanSTARRS1 paper close to submission


  • Elena Schilbach and Siegfried Röser: Hyades white dwarfs
    Andreas Ernst: simulations with primordial binaries
    Bertrand Goldman: VLM IMF from PPMXL+PS1
Editor: T. Lisker
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