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The pillars and the twins of the stars in the Gaia-ESO Survey

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  • UserPaula Jofre Pfeil (University of Cambridge)
  • ClockWednesday 27 January 2016, 14:30-15:30
  • HousePhysics West 117.

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With less than a year to come for the first data release of Gaia, thousands of stars observed with high-resolution spectra are nowadays available. In this talk I will present our current efforts in defining and analysing the pillar calibrators of Gaia and its complementary spectroscopic survey Gaia-ESO. I will then present applications using these calibrator pillars to find stellar twins in spectroscopic surveys. Twins can be used to determine model-independent distances, making them excellent candidates to complement Gaia in the near future.

This talk is part of the Astrophysics Seminars series.

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