Asterochronometry Project

The University of Birmingham is co-ordinating the ERC funded Asterochronometry project over the next 5 years and is looking to accurately date the ages of tens of thousands of stars in the galaxy.

By developing novel star-dating methods the project will carefully appraise the systematic uncertainties on age derived from a limited understanding of stellar physics.

By building and data mining chrono-chemo-dynamical maps of regions of the Milky Way, provided by astrometric, spectroscopic and asteroseismic data probed by the space missions CoRoT, Kepler, K2 and Tess, the Asterochronometry project will be able to determine stellar ages and chemical yields in order to further the understanding of exoplanets, evolutionary population synthesis and ultimately the age of galaxies.

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