Conference Program:

PDF icon The Final Conference Program is available here. Link to individual talks are given below.



Ken Freeman - Galactic archaeology: What do we want to know?

Tomaz Zwitter - Large spectroscopic and photometric surveys: interplay of stellar parameters, colours, and distances

Saskia Hekker - Combining data from large spectroscopic surveys for Galactic Archaeology studies

Laura Ruiz-Dern - The Gaia Red Clump as standard candle and tracer of Galactic structure: a new empirical calibration

Jo Bovy - The stellar-population and dark-halo structure of the Milky Way

Chao Liu - Searching chemo-dynamical evidence of radial migration in the Galactic disk

Maosheng Xiang - Temporal evolution of stellar metallicity gradients of the Galactic disk from LAMOST main sequence turn-off stars

Ly Duong  - The GALAH survey: Properties of the Galactic thick disk

Cristina Chiappini - Is the thick disk the result of radial migration, merger or something else?

Daisuke Toyouchi - The radial migration and dynamical heating histories of the Milky Way as revealed from APOGEE red-clump stars

Diane Feuillet - Hierarchical Ages of APOGEE Red Clump Stars

Maria Messineo - Red Supergiants in the Inner Galaxy

Timo Prusti - What have we learnt from the first results from Gaia and what will come next?

Sven Buder - Combining the GALAH survey and Gaia DR1 for a chemo- dynamic study of the solar neighbourhood

Marusa Zerjal - A large catalog of young active field stars in the Solar neighbourhood


Else Starkenburg - What was the nature of the first stars?

Gary Da Costa - The SkyMapper Search for Extremely Metal Poor stars

Kim Venn - Spectroscopy of new metal-poor stars found in the CFHT Pristine Survey

Melanie Hampel - The intermediate neutron-capture process and carbon- enhanced metal-poor stars

Dennis Stello - Are asteroseismic ages trustworthy for Galactic archaeology?

Dan Huber - Asteroseismology versus Gaia: Implications for Galactic Archeology

Kevin Schlaufman - Joint Spectroscopic and Asteroseismic Analysis of Very Metal-poor Stars in the Kepler Field

Nadège Lagarde - Red-giant stars: Chemical clocks of stellar populations in the Milky Way

Amanda Karakas - What stars produce what elements when?

Verne Smith - s-Process Chemical Evolution in APOGEE Populations

Gabriele Cescutti - What process(es) produced neutron capture elements in the Early Universe?

Tadafumi Matsuno - Lithium abundances in CEMP-no stars: Insight into the lithium depletion mechanism in the early Universe

Celebrating Ken Freeman by Joss Bland-Hawthorn


Karin Lind - Can we really trust “observed” stellar abundances?

Melissa Ness - Where are we heading with Data-driven spectroscopy?

Richardo Carrera - The Open Cluster Chemical Abundances from Spanish Observatories Survey (OCCASO): midterm status

Mike Ireland - Bayesian Cluster and Moving Group identification with Orbital Traceback

Sergi Blanco-Cuaresma - The challenge of clustering stars using their chemical signatures

Janez Kos - Chemical tagging with manifold learning approach demonstrated on GALAH data

Yuan-Sen Ting - Unravelling the history of the Milky Way disk through chemical tagging

David Nataf - Did the Galactic bulge form from collapse, disk instabilities, accretion of stellar clumps, or all of the above?

Thomas Benbsy - A microlensed view of the Galactic bulge

Ortwin Gerhard - A Coherent Dynamical Model for the Inner Galaxy: Bulge, Long Bar, Disk, and Halo

Gail Zasowski - Chemodynamics of the Inner Milky Way

Andy Casey - The planet – host star connection

Dave Soderblom - JWST


James Binney - Future developments in Galaxy modelling

Lia Athanassoula - N-body models of our Galaxy

Chris Wegg - The Inner Milky Way has a Low Dark Matter Fraction and a near Kroupa IMF: Constraints from Galactic Microlensing and Dynamical Modelling

Carli Grillmair - Stellar Debris Streams in the Galactic Halo

Raymond Carlberg - Dark Matter Sub-halos and Streams

Sarah Martell - Halo assembly and globular cluster formation

Colin Navin - Triple termination: extratidal stars and mass loss rates from the globular clusters NGC 1851, M3 and M13

Elaina Hyde - Selecting the Sagittarius Dwarf Galaxy: Kinematics and Metallicities in the core

Joss Bland-Hawthorn - Reconstructing ancient star clusters in dwarf galaxies

Charli Sakari - Galactic Archaeology Beyond the Milky Way: Detailed Abundances of M31 Globular Clusters from High- Resolution Integrated Light Spectroscopy

Chiaki Kobayashi - Going into the details - galactic chemical evolution with new supernova models and neutron capture elements

Benoit Cote - Galactic Chemical Evolution Pipeline Linking Nuclear Astrophysics to Cosmological Structure Formation 

Nicholas Walton - WEAVE and the WEAVE Galactic Archaeology Survey

David Hogg - Conference summary and future outlook