Colloq Abstract - Rich

by Hubertus Intema last modified Nov 27, 2017 by Lori Appel

Dec 1

11:00am Mountain


Mike Rich (UCLA)


New Results on the Galactic Bulge:  A Complex Stellar Population



The central bulge of the Milky Way has been studied since the 1940s, yet

continues to attract new observations and spawn controversy.  I will

address a brief history of the subject, discuss a new class of iron-complex

bulge globular clusters, the composition of the field stars, and address

the as yet unresolved controversy concerning the age of the bulge.  I will

also present new results on the dynamics of SiO masers in the bulge, from

the Bulge Asymmetries and Dynamical Evolution project, and also discuss a

new LSST pathfinder survey of the bulge.