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INVESTIGATING [X/FE], IMF AND COMPOSITENESS IN INTEGRATED MODELS
This dissertation explores several existing challenges of evolutionarystellar population synthesis models in integrated light:age-metallicity degeneracy, initial mass function (IMF), elementalabundances, and compositeness. ...
A Study of Globular Cluster Systems in the Shapley Supercluster Region with the Hubble Space Telescope
After a brief introduction to astronomy and topics related to this thesis, we present three projects directed towards expanding our understanding of globular cluster (GC) systems, or populations, in galaxies within clusters.We ...