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Thursday, October 6, 2016

How the Milky Way Shaped Its Disk

Colloquium: Astronomy Colloquia | October 6 | 4 p.m. | 1 LeConte Hall

 Hans-Walter Rix, Max Plank Institute for Astronomy

 Department of Astronomy

New spectroscopic surveys now allow to measure the detailed abundance and ages of stars throughout the Galactic disk. Having this information star‐by‐star, including ages, allows a qualitatively exploration of the evolution of the Milky Way's stellar body: which processes set the overall radial profile of the disk, which the present-day orbital of any star? To which extent is the...   More >