SCYON Abstract

Received on July 23 2001

Massive Stars Ejected from R136?

AuthorsB. Brandl1, D. Chernoff1 and, A.F.J. Moffat2
Affiliation1 Center for Radio Astronomy and Space Research, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
2 Départment de physique, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada
To appear inthe Proceedings of IAU Symposium 207 ``Extragalactic Star Clusters'', eds. E. Grebel, D. Geisler and D. Minitti


We present the observational signature of a statistically significant number of very massive stars around the core of R136 and discuss the possibility for dynamical processes to be responsible for their apparent location. Alternative scenarios are discussed as well.