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How to find the multiple stellar populations in the Magellanic Clouds?

Friday 28 May 2021 - 7:30pm
Topic: How to find the multiple stellar populations in the Magellanic Clouds?
Speaker: Shalmalee Kapse, PhD Candidate, Macquarie University
Venue: ZOOM - Members will receive an email with the link to join the meeting
Abstract: All old globular clusters were thought to be the hosts for single stellar population, which means all the member stars of that particular cluster were assumed to be of the same age, mass, and chemical composition. This was, indeed, intuitive to think. However, recent observations of intermediate-age and old globular clusters have contradicted this assumption. Now, many young and intermediate-age clusters are also the hosts of multiples populations; clusters having a variety of ages, masses, and various chemical compositions. I will briefly talk about the simple and multiple populations residing in our neighboring galaxy, the Magellanic Clouds clusters. I will also talk about how I use the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) data to investigate various evolutionary stages of the star cluster to understand its properties.
Biography: Shalmallee is a PhD candidate at Macquarie University, Sydney working on Hubble Space Telescope data to understand the properties of the young (<1 Gyr) and intermediate-age (~ 1-3 Gyr) star clusters in our neighboring dwarf galaxies; the Magellanic Clouds. 

Event Date: 
Friday, 28 May, 2021 - 19:30
Online meeting using ZOOM

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