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Dig Sites of Stellar Archeology: Giant Stars in the Milky Way

Dig Sites of Stellar Archeology: Giant Stars in the Milky Way

Elemental abundances are the fingerprints of the stellar evolution; they provide critical information about the history of Galactic chemical evolution. Low and intermediate mass stars play the most important role in Galactic chemical enrichment and depending on many parameters such as initial mass, metallicity, and mass loss rate at red giant phase, age, helium abundance…

Galaxy Evolution Over Five Decades

Galaxy Evolution Over Five Decades

The last few years have seen a transformation in our understanding of the formation and evolution of galaxies. These advances have been driven by observations that cover a broad range in wavelength. In the years ahead, new facilities like the JWST, CCAT, the LMT, ALMA, the JVLA, LOFAR and the SKA will shed further light…

Black Hole (g)Astronomy: exploring the different flavors of accretion

Black Hole (g)Astronomy: exploring the different flavors of accretion

The greatest challenge in black hole astrophysics lies in the attempt to unify Galactic, intermediate and supermassive black holes under the same physical scheme to gain a more profound understanding of different classes of objects. In such grand-unification models, the observed behaviours and manifestations of accreting black holes are driven by only a few fundamental…

Exoplanets and Brown Dwarfs: Mind the Gap!

Exoplanets and Brown Dwarfs: Mind the Gap!

The University of Hertfordshire is delighted to be hosting Exoplanets and Brown Dwarfs: Mind the Gap. This year represents a milestone of sorts as the 18th anniversary of the first discoveries of both planets around Sun-like stars and brown dwarfs. The last 18 years have seen the study of these fascinating objects flourish into diverse…

Le linee guida per risolvere i misteri della fisica fondamentale

Alla scorsa conferenza tenutasi presso l’Università del Minnesota, tra la fine di Luglio e i primi di Agosto, durante il Snowmass Community Summer Study, quasi 700 fisici delle particelle provenienti da circa un centinaio di università hanno raggiunto una serie di conclusioni allo scopo di svelare durante i prossimi venti anni i segreti più nascosti…

Exploiting the Herschel Science Archive

Exploiting the Herschel Science Archive

The goal of NHSC Data processing Workshop, taking place August 26th-30th, 2013, in Pasadena, CA. is to showcase the contents and capabilities of the Herschel Archive, and to provide information and training about how to best exploit it. This workshop is directed to: Astronomers new to Herschel, interested in exploiting the Herschel archive Beginner Herschel…