Vol. 458 – The 3rd Subaru International Conference/The 1st NAOJ Symposium

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Volume CS-458
Editor(s): Wako Aoki
Print ISBN: 978-1-58381-798-8
e-Book ISBN: 978-1-58381-799-5
Published: 2012

Galactic Archaeology is an approach to revealing the formation and evolution of Local Group galaxies and the Milky Way through detailed chemical and dynamical studies of individual stars. Many physical and chemical processes in stars and interstellar matter are related to the formation and evolution of galaxies. Rapid progress in observational studies of substructure in the Milky Way and nearby galaxies with large telescopes is stimulating efforts to combine all knowledge obtained in these fields. The formation of structures in such galaxies reflects the nature of dark matter and the expanding universe, indicating that Galactic Archaeology enhances our understanding of cosmology.

This book contains the proceedings of this Galactic Archaeology conference, which was the third meeting of the Subaru International Conference series organized by the Subaru Telescope of the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), as well as the first NAOJ symposium. In the conference, 60 oral talks and 84 posters were presented, covering a wide variety of topics related to Galactic Archaeology, including supernovae and gamma-ray bursts, early generations of stars, chemical evolution, substructures of the Milky Way, dwarf galaxies in the Local Group, and dark matter. Future prospects for instrumentation and observing projects were reviewed. Active discussions included 141 participants from 23 countries and regions. The papers contained in this book provide a useful overview of the current
status of this field and a unique record of discussions in the growing era of Galactic Archaeology and Near-Field Cosmology.

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