Padova University
Padova University
ERC
Astronomy Department
Physics & Astronomy Dep.

Galactic Archaeology with Stellar Clusters


UNIVERSITY OF PADOVA - DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY "GALILEO GALILEI"
vicolo Osservatorio 3, 35122 Padova - Italy tel. +39 049 827 8259    
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OVERVIEW

How did the globular clusters form in the early Universe?
What is their role in the assembly of the Galactic Halo?
Which is their contribution to the re-ionization of the Universe?
GALFOR is a project of Galactic archaeology (ERC-2016-STG, 716082) to address such hot topics of modern astrophysics. We will exploit the unique dataset that the Hubble Space Telescope and the major ground-based facilities have collected for us to investigate a huge number of Galactic and extra-Galactic star clusters and their stellar populations. GALFOR will study the star clusters that we observe today to shed light on the series of events that occurred at high redshift and led to the formation of the globular clusters and of their multiple populations.

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PUBLIC CHROMOSOME MAPS OF GLOBULAR CLUSTERS

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The Chromosome Map (ChM) of Globular Clusters is a pseudo for color-color diagram to identify and characterize multiple stellar populations (Milone et al. 2015).
The first catalogs of ChMs of Globular Clusters from the Atlas of Multiple Stellar Populations in Galactic Globular Clusters (Milone et al. 2017) are available here .
The entire sample of ChMs for 58 clusters from (Milone et al. 2017) and Universal ChMs from (Marino et al. 2019) will be soon publicily available on our website.

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The GALFOR picture of the month: Breakfast with GALFOR. Credit Giacomo. .
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HIGHLIGHTS


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The chemical composition of multiple stellar populations over the chromosome maps. Marino et al. (2019).




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The mass loss of multiple stellar populations inferred from Hubble Space Telescope photometry. Tailo et al. (2019).




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The water molecule unveils the secrets of multiple stellar populations in Globular Clusters. Milone et al. (2019).




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The helium content of stellar populations in 58 Galactic globular clusters. Milone et al. (2018).



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Rotation as responsible for multiple populations in young clusters. The first direct evidence from spectroscopy of the split main sequence of NGC1818. Marino et al. (2018b).