ITC Colloquium - Keivan Stassun & Marina Kounkel (Vanderbilt)


Thursday, March 11, 2021, 11:00am to 12:00pm



"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.  

See also: Colloquium, 2020-21