Astrophysics Seminar: Prof. Keith Hawkins, University of Texas at Austin


Location: 184 Nieuwland Science Hall (View on map )

Galactic Archaeology in the Era of Large Stellar Surveys

Prof. Keith Hawkins
Department of Astronomy
UT Austin

What are the processes that govern the formation, evolution, and assembly of galaxies across cosmic time? This question is among the most fundamental in modern astronomy yet the answer still eludes us to this day. The Milky Way  is an optimal laboratory for answering the questions of galaxy formation and assembly because it is one of the only systems to date where we can obtain detailed and precise data on the positions, motions, and chemical composition for billions of individual stars. Using our Galaxy as a sandbox for exploring galaxy formation and assembly is the essence of Galactic archaeology. In this context, I will present my ongoing work in Galactic and stellar archaeology using large spectroscopic photometric and astrometric surveys together with high resolution spectroscopy. 

Hosted by Prof. Kirby

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