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Australian Human Resources Institute Diversity Awards 2013 Finalist

Andrea Kunder (Cerro Tololo Interamerican Observatory)

"Galactic Bulge Kinematics from the the Bulge Radial Velocity Assay"

Abstract. Only for stars in the Milky Way is it currently possible to examine both the three dimensional kinematics and composition of a central bulge/bar population, offering a unique laboratory for the study of galaxy formation and evolution. I will present the results from the BRAVA spectroscopic survey of giants in the Galactic bulge, and how this database constrains dynamical models of the Galactic bulge and the formation of the Milky Way Galaxy.

Held in the AAO Large Meeting Room (Room 1, Ground Floor, Building 3) at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, 11 June 2013