The imprints of IMBHs on the structure of globular clusters: Monte-Carlo simulations

Stefan Umbreit*, John M. Fregeau, Frederic A. Rasio

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We present the first results of a series of Monte-Carlo simulations investigating the imprints of a central black hole on the core structure of globular clusters. We investigate the three-dimensional and the projected density profile of the inner regions of idealized as well as more realistic globular cluster models, taking into account a stellar mass spectrum, stellar evolution and allowing for a larger, more realistic, number of stars than was previously possible with direct N-body methods. We compare our results to other N-body simulations published previously in the literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)351-355
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
Issue numberS246
StatePublished - Sep 2007


  • Globular clusters: general
  • Methods: n-body simulations
  • Stellar dynamics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Space and Planetary Science


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