School of Physical and Chemical Sciences, Te Kura Matū, Seminar Series

The challenges of chemically mapping the Milky Way in the era of large scale spectroscopic stellar surveys

Speaker

Dr Clare Worley

Institute

Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge

Time & Place

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 11:00:00 NZST in Rutherford Room 531

All are welcome

Abstract

The chemical and kinetic history of the Milky Way is key to unravelling the formation and evolution of its stellar populations. Major leaps forward in both instrumentation and analysis tools have culminated in extensive stellar datasets for which precision kinetic information and detailed chemistry is now available.

I will describe the challenges involved in producing such datasets in the context of the current and future surveys of the Gaia-ESO Public Spectroscopic Survey, the ESA Gaia satellite, WEAVE@WHT and 4MOST@VLT. I will also showcase the science highlights of the Gaia-ESO Survey thus far.

 All Welcome

Biography

https://www.ast.cam.ac.uk/people/clare.worley