Paula Jofre (Max-Planck-Institute for Astrophysics, Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Bordeaux)

On the age determination of Milky Way halo field stars
When Sep 17, 2012 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Special Seminar
Where SH, Lecture hall
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I present a study of ages of field stars from a sample of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. The results are consolidated with a set of globular clusters and show that this stellar sample is composed by one dominant population of 10-12 Gyr. This supports the Eggen's formation scenario, which claims that the inner halo of the Milky Way formed rapidly, probably during the collapse of the proto-Galactic cloud.