S315p.286 — Super Star Clusters: the Engines of Galactic Outflows

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Aug 4th at 6:00 PM until 6:00 PM

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Author(s): Kelly Lockhart2, Jessica R Lu2, Lisa Kewley1, Rolf Kudritzki2, Joshua Edward Barnes2

Institution(s): 1. Australia National University, 2. University of Hawaii

Winds in starburst galaxies are ubiquitous; however, we still do not understand how winds from individual star clusters unite into a large-scale galactic outflow. Recent work suggests that radiation pressure from young (<7 Myr) massive super star clusters (SSCs) may be a necessary first step in launching global starburst winds. We have begun a program using integral field spectroscopy with Keck/OSIRIS to investigate the winds from these very young clusters, and how energy is transferred from the stellar population to the surrounding medium to launch galactic-scale outflows. We present preliminary work on a sample of young massive clusters from the Antennae.