Grants and Contracts Details
I propose a study of the vertical structure of the galaxy via GAIA Data Release 2 (Gaia Collab. 2016, Gaia Collab. 2018) in order to glean information about the spatial distribution function of stars. To wit, can a study of the vertical structure of small sectors of the Milky Way yield information about potential, localized sub-halo structure? What might the results imply for the dark matter distribution in our galaxy? Do the GAIA results match well with previous results from other surveys? I plan to try to answer these questions as well as determine how astrometric distances from GAIA compare to photometric distances in surveys like the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS).
|Effective start/end date||11/1/18 → 5/30/21|
- Universities Research Association Incorporated: $2,700.00
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