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Milky Way chemo-dynamics in the era of Gaia

Minchev, I, Chiappini, C and Martig, M (2016) Milky Way chemo-dynamics in the era of Gaia. Astronomische Nachrichten, 337 (8-9). pp. 944-948. ISSN 0004-6337

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Abstract

The main goal of Galactic Archaeology is understanding the formation and evolution of the basic Galactic components. This requires sophisticated chemo-dynamical modeling, where disc asymmetries (e.g., perturbations from the central bar, spirals arms, and infalling satellites) and non-equilibrium processes are taken into account self-consistently. Here we discuss the current status of Galactic chemo-dynamical modeling and focus on a recent hybrid technique, which helps circumvent traditional problems with chemical enrichment and star formation encountered in fully self-consistent cosmological simulations.We show that this model can account for a number of chemo-kinematic relations in the Milky Way. In addition, we demonstrate that (1) our model matches well the observed age-[α/Fe] and age-[Fe/H] relations and (2) that the scatter in the age-[Fe/H] relation cannot be simply explained by blurring (stars on apo- and pericenters visiting the solar vicinity) but significant radial migration (stars born elsewhere but ending up at the solar vicinity today because of a change in guiding radius) is needed. We emphasize the importance of accurate stellar ages, such as those obtained through asteroseismology by the CoRoT and Kepler missions, for breaking the degeneracy among different Galactic evolution scenarios.

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Additional Information: This is the accepted version of the following article: Minchev, I., Chiappini, C. and Martig, M. (2016), Milky Way chemo-dynamics in the era of Gaia. Astron. Nachr., 337: 944–948. doi:10.1002/asna.201612404, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/asna.201612404
Uncontrolled Keywords: 0201 Astronomical And Space Sciences
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Q Science > QC Physics
Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: Astrophysics Research Institute
Publisher: Wiley
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Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2018 10:48
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2018 03:27
DOI or Identification number: 10.1002/asna.201612404
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/8050

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