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http://arxiv.org/abs/1108.5028

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STRUCTURE AND EVOLUTION OF THE MILKY WAY

Ken Freeman


Australian National University, Canberra, Australia


Abstract: This review discusses the structure and evolution of the Milky Way, in the context of opportunities provided by asteroseismology of red giants. The review is structured according to the main Galactic components: the thin disk, thick disk, stellar halo, and the Galactic bar/bulge. The review concludes with an overview of Galactic archaeology and chemical tagging, and a brief account of the upcoming HERMES survey with the AAT.


Table of Contents

THE THIN DISK: FORMATION AND EVOLUTION

THE FORMATION OF THE THICK DISK

THE GALACTIC STELLAR HALO

THE GALACTIC BAR/BULGE

GALACTIC ARCHAEOLOGY

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