Grad Student, Astronomy
Galaxy formation & evolution, Milky Way, Cosmology
Galactic Astronomy is in a time of Renaissance. The data released from ESA’s satellite GAIA, combined with spectroscopic missions such as APOGEE and GALAH, have revealed the dynamical phase-space and chemical abundances for more stars in the Milky Way than ever before. Armed with these data, I study how the metallicities and ages of stars can be used not only to return them to their birth locations in the Galaxy, but also what the radial migration of stars can tell us about the dynamical history of the Milky Way’s disk.