Fundamental Stellar Astrophysics in the Gaia Era: A New Understanding of Local Stellar Populations

A&A Colloquium: Keivan Stassun and Marina Kounkel (Vanderbilt University)

May 26
3:30–4:30 PM
Zoom

Fundamental Stellar Astrophysics in the Gaia Era: A New Understanding of Local Stellar Populations 

We begin with an overview of the precision stellar astrophysics enabled by the confluence of Gaia parallaxes with large-scale photometric and spectroscopic surveys. We then give examples of the new understanding of local Galactic structure that this has enabled, including in particular the detailed history of canonical star-forming regions, and the discovery of “stellar strings” reflecting the local conditions of recent star formation. 

Date

May 26 2021

Time

CDT
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: May 26 2021
  • Time: 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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Astrophysics
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(KICP) The Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics at the University of Chicago
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