Contributed Talk - Splinter Populations

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 15:45   (HS5)

MUSE - The Discovery Machine

T.-O. Husser1, S. Kamann1,2, S. Dreizler1, and students
1Institut für Astrophysik, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
2Liverpool John Moores University, Astrophysics Research Institute

Within the MUSE collaboration we are doing a large survey on Galactic globular clusters using GTO time. While having well-defined science goals like cluster dynamics, binaries, and multiple populations, this ``blind'' survey yielded plenty of new projects and interesting targets. We work on, for instance, Ca triplet spectroscopy, mass-dependent dynamics, photometric variables, blue straggler stars, ISM/extinction, and more. Furthermore we found exotic objects like companions of black holes and neutron stars, plenty of cataclysmic binaries, and other emission line objects. In this talk I want to summarize the work that we have done within the globular cluster project and give an outlook to future plans.