Mountain View
Mountain View

1-4 December 2015, Vilnius, Lithuania

Scientific Rationale
The Gaia-ESO Survey (GES) is currently half way to achieve its goal to collect spectra for 100 000 stars over a period of five years. The survey is providing a homogeneous overview of the distributions of kinematics and elemental abundances for the major components of the Milky Way, namely the bulge, the thick and the thin discs and the halo. In addition to the field component, a significant sample of open clusters stars, covering all accessible cluster ages and stellar masses, as well as a handful of globular clusters are being observed.

During Gaia-ESO Survey Third Science Meeting (GES2015) new results from four internal data releases will be presented and discussed. This will be a good opportunity to meet and discuss the progress, the methodological and scientific challenges and future directions of GES and similar Galactic surveys. We specifically encourage scientists not involved in GES to take part and share their experience. The following topics will be covered:

  • Analysis methods and technologies
  • Galactic Discs and Halo
  • Bulge and Inner Galaxy
  • Chemodynamical modeling
  • Stellar Clusters: formation and evolution
  • Chemical Tagging
  • Stellar evolution


Scientific Organizing Committee

  • Gražina Tautvaišienė (Vilnius University), Chair
  • Elena Franciosini (INAF-Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory)
  • Georges Kordopatis (Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam)
  • Andreas Korn (Uppsala University)
  • Thomas Masseron (University of Cambridge)
  • Šarūnas Mikolaitis (Vilnius University)
  • Rodolfo Smiljanic (Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center)
  • Antonella Vallenari (INAF-Padova Astronomical Observatory)
  • Clare Worley (University of Cambridge)

Local Organizing Committee

  • Šarūnas Mikolaitis (Vilnius University), Chair
  • Vilius Bagdonas  (Vilnius University)
  • Arnas Drazdauskas (Vilnius University)
  • Eduardas Puzeras (Vilnius University)
  • Gražina Tautvaišienė (Vilnius University)
  • Renata Ženovienė (Vilnius University)


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