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Role of extreme events in Galaxy evolution

Project description

Extreme events in galaxy evolution

The EU-funded ELEMENTS project will deliver rigorous observational constraints on the cosmic origins of elements heavier than iron, by observationally testing the contribution of extreme events – such as neutron star mergers, magnetars, and collapsars – to the chemical enrichment of the Milky Way galaxy. The project will employ innovative non-local thermodynamic equilibrium (non-LTE) models to determine chemical abundances of hundreds of thousands Galactic stars observed with the 4MOST spectroscopic facility. Through a direct comparison of these data with predictions of galactic evolution models, ELEMENTS will constrain parameters of nuclear production sites, explore the diversity of extreme objects capable of hosting the required processes, and test their role in the evolution of the Galaxy.

Host institution

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Net EU contribution
€ 1 367 500,00
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munchen
Germany

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (1)

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 1 367 500,00
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munchen

See on map

Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00