Résumé / Abstract Seminaire_IAP
« Unraveling the structure and kinematics of the Milky Way with RAVE »

Matthias Steinmetz
Astroph. Inst. Potsdam (AIP) (Potsdam, Allemagne)

I will present first science results obtained with the Radial Velocity Experiment (RAVE), a survey with the goal of taking spectra for up to 1 million stars in the Milky Way. The results include deriving constraints on the escape velocity of the Milky Way, the vertical structure of the thin and thick galactic disk, and the search for in-falling stellar streams on the local Milky Way disk. The results are compared with predictions of recent high resolution simulations of the formation of disk galaxies in a cold dark matter universe.
vendredi 15 février 2008 - 11:00
Amphithéâtre Henri Mineur, Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris
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