IAU G5 -- The GALAH survey: science goals and highlights to date
The field of Galactic archaeology has been very active in recent years, with a major influx of data from the Gaia satellite and large spectroscopic surveys. The major science questions in the field include Galactic structure and dynamics, the accretion history of the Milky Way, chemical tagging, and age-abundance relations. I will give an overview of GALAH as a large spectroscopic survey, and describe how it is complementary to other ongoing and future survey projects. I will also discuss recent science highlights from the GALAH team and compelling questions for future work.
About the talk
Australian National University
Galactic evolution, Galactic abundances, spectrographs, multi-object spectrograph, stellar populations, stellar kinematics, stellar evolution, stellar atmospheres, stellar activity, Population II, low-mass stars, fundamental parameters, early-type stars, stellar dynamics, Spectral energy distribution, radial velocities, atomic data, astrochemistry, accretion, accretion discs, abundances, Machine learning, Data mining, Big data, science, archeoastronomy