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Australian Human Resources Institute Diversity Awards 2013 Finalist

Ignacio Negueruela, Universidad de Alicante, Spain ()

"Massive young stellar clusters in the Milky Way"

Abstract. The last decade has brought the discovery of a large number of massive (M>10000Msun) young open clusters in the Milky Way, which had previously not been thought to exist. I will present a brief review of these discoveries, emphasizing their use as astrophysical laboratories. I will show the example of the young starburst cluster Westerlund 1, and how it is providing us with a hoard of data on topics such as the binary properties of massive stars, the evolutionary tracks of blue and yellow supergiants or the universality of the IMF. I will also discuss the newly-discovered highly-reddened massive clusters at the base of the Scutum Arm, and our efforts to characterise their population.

Held in the AAO Conference room at 03:30 PM on Wednesday, 25 August 2010