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Paper: The Earliest Star Formation History: Learning from Globular Cluster Systems
Volume: 390, Pathways Through an Eclectic Universe
Page: 349
Authors: Kissler-Patig, M.
Abstract: The earliest star formation history is well traced by metal-poor globular clusters. These are the oldest dated objects in the Universe and are present in all giant (and many dwarf) galaxies. What do they tell us about the early phases of the star formation in the Universe? Did this early phase stop before metal-rich populations formed? And did the latter extend in all environments over significant time? How are these phases linked to structure formation? These are the questions that we intend to address in various studies, e.g., by including globular clusters in cosmological simulations; by investigating old metal-poor populations in low surface brightness galaxies, or by studying the element ratios in metal-rich populations.
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