James Binney (Oxford)

Extracting Science from Surveys of our Galaxy
When Jan 31, 2014 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
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  • Colloquium
Where SH, Lecture hall
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Our Galaxy offers a unique opportunity to establish the correctness or otherwise of the LCDM cosmology. Massive surveys are underway, culminating in the Gaia mission. Equilibrium dynamical models will play a key role in extracting science from these surveys. We have been developing new types of models and fitting them to available surveys, most recently the RAVE survey for which Matthias Steinmetz in the PI. The status of this work will be reviewed, especially its current focus: weighing our Galaxy's disc(s).

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