On the evolutionary history of a simulated disc galaxy as seen by phylogenetic trees “The paper seeks to better understand the limits of a novel approach by using phylogenetic methods to dissect the evolutionary history of a simulated disc galaxy. The application of phylogenetics in this realm is promising, it represents an ambitious interdisciplinary journey […]
There is still no model to infere phylogeny of galaxy evolution. We are developing such a method, by considering the rates of metal production by supernova and stellar winds based on gas density and star formation histories and comparing this method to chemical data.
This line aims at merging the astronomical lines on chemical abundance determination and galaxy evolution modeling by building and analyzing trees and networks. Here is where the key idea of ERIS to apply the principles and methods of phylogenetics to the evolution of galaxies happens. Currently, the well-known distance method known as “Neighbor Joining” clustering
To understand the impact on phylogenetic trees regarding the role of the various chemicalelements, semi-analytical models of chemical evolution are analyzed. These models includeFlex-CE or L-Galaxies, which take into account the non-linear evolution of a structure in acosmological framework and introduce the physics of baryons by using a set of recipeswhose free parameters are chosen
This research line aims to use computational simulations of galaxy evolution (such as [Patricia’s simulation] and L-Galaxies) to study the physical processes that occur throughout the life of galaxies, particularly focusing on the Milky Way. We are particularly interested in the chemical evolution of baryons as galaxies form, including enrichment processes from Type Ia &
We develop methods to determine chemical composition in stars. ERIS attributes the chemical abundances imprinted in stellar atmospheres as the heritable marker for the phylogenetic signal of galaxy evolution. The problem of determining stellar atmospheric parameters (effective temperature, surface gravity, overall metallicity, etc), and subsequently determining individual chemical abundances, is complex. Despite the rapid development
To finish the year, In December 2022, ERIS members managed to meet in the last country where we’re based: Australia. We had the chance to mingle and work! Paula Jofre, the ERIS director, travelled as part of the “Mt. Stromlo Distinguished visitor programme”, which invites researchers from abroad to visit the Australian National University (ANU).
The Núcleo Milenio ERIS, together with the European Southern Observatory (ESO) hosted a workshop entitled “Extending the Gaia Benchmark stars” throughout November. From the 14th until the 18th of the last month and thanks to the collaboration between Ditte Slumstrup and Paula Jofré, it was possible to bring together a team of experts to work
The Co-director of the ERIS Millennium Nucleus and astrophysicist, Patricia Tissera, was announced during the month of August with the award of the Charreau Prize. This award was created in 2020, with the dual purpose of paying tribute to a notable figure in Ibero-American science and rewarding the scientific production and cooperation of researchers in
Gaia is a space observatory launched by the European Space Agency (ESA) whose mission is to create a detailed map of the Milky Way, revealing secrets of the birth, structure and evolution of it, as well as some aspects of the inner workings of the stars. Gaia has as its goal to capture information from