Tuesday, July 23, 2013

1307.5589 (Aaron Dotter)

The Second Parameter Problem(s)    [PDF]

Aaron Dotter
The Second Parameter (2ndP) Problem recognizes the remarkable role played by horizontal branch (HB) morphology in the development of our understanding of globular clusters, and the Galaxy, over the last 50 years. I will describe the historical development of the 2ndP and discuss recent advances that are finally providing some answers. I will discuss how the controversies surrounding the nature of the 2ndP can be reconciled if we acknowledge that there are actually two distinct problems with entirely different solutions.
View original: http://arxiv.org/abs/1307.5589

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