Beyond the Solar Neighborhood: Entering into the Gaia Era
LOCATION: Sport & Kurhotel at Bad Moos - Via Val Fiscalina 27, 39030, Sexten
With the advent of Gaia, the study of the structure and evolution of the Milky Way will improve enormously in the next years. Distances, radial velocities, proper motions, and chemical abundances of millions of stars will be available and will allow us to understand the mechanisms of formation of the Galaxy well beyond the solar neighbourhood. The abundances and abundance ratios of the most common chemical elements will shade light on stellar evolution and nucleosynthesis as well as on the timescales for the formation of the various Galactic components (Halo, thick-disk, thin-disk and bulge).The distribution of chemical elements in stars and open clusters as functions of the Galactocentric distance will allow us to understand the mechanisms of formation of abundance gradients and evolution of the Galactic disk. In this workshop we will discuss the first results from Gaia and related projects as well as data from other Galactic surveys, together with predictions from models of galaxy evolution. Chemical and dynamical evoluton of the Galaxy will be discussed in the light of the new data.
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Francesca Matteucci, Carlo Morossi