Yale Astronomy Virtual Colloquium - Keith Hawkins

Event time: 
Thursday, March 11, 2021 - 2:30pm
Keith Hawkins
Speaker Institution: 
University of Texas
Talk Title: 
Galactic Archaeology with Gaia and Large Spectroscopic Surveys
Event description: 

Recently, we have entered an era of large spectroscopic and astrometric surveys which has begun to pave the way for the exciting advancements in Galactic and Stellar Astronomy. Combining data from the many multi-object spectroscopic surveys already underway and the rich dataset from Gaia will undoubtedly be the way forward in order to disentangle the full chemo-dynamical history of our Galaxy. In this talk, I will discuss my current work in Galactic archaeology and how large spectroscopic surveys can and have been used to dissect the structure of our Galaxy. I will also explore the future of Galactic archaeology through chemical cartography.