Galactic Archaeology: reconstructing the history of galaxies

9-13 October, 2023

Galactic archaeology aims at reconstructing the history of formation and evolution of our Galaxy as well as the history of external galaxies. We are now in a golden era for this field of research thanks to the advent of large spectroscopic Galactic surveys such as APOGEE, Gaia-ESO and GALAH, and space missions such as Gaia mission mapping the Milky Way. We are also in the era of James Webb Space Telescope, that will allow us to obtain more precise information about the chemistry in distant galaxies and better understand the formation and evolution of galaxies in general. In this context, we will address open topics in the field of Galactic archaeology, from the Milky Way to high redshifts. The goal of this focus week is to bring together experts in this field of research to finalize ongoing projects and foster new collaborations in Galactic archaeolog

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  • Valeria Grisoni  (SISSA, Trieste)
  • Emanuele Spitoni (INAF, Trieste)
  • Gabriele Cescutti (University of Trieste)
  • Francesca Matteucci (University of Trieste)


  • Pedro Alonso-Palicio (Observatory of Nice, France)
  • Lumen Boco (SISSA, Trieste)
  • Giuseppe Bono (University Roma Tor Vergata)
  • Francesco Calura (INAF Bologna)
  • Daniela Carollo (INAF, Trieste)
  • Gabriele Cescutti (University of Trieste)
  • Sergio Cristallo (INAF Teramo)
  • Mirko Curti (ESO, Garching)
  • Massimo Della Valle (INAF, Napoli)
  • Valentina D’Odorico (INAF, Trieste)
  • Giuliana Fiorentino (INAF, Roma)
  • Fabio Fontanot (INAF, Trieste)
  • Mariagrazia Franchini (INAF, Trieste)
  • Nicola Pietro Gentile Fusillo (University of Trieste)
  • Brad Gibson (University of Hull)
  • Laura Greggio (INAF, Padova)
  • Valeria Grisoni (SISSA, Trieste)
  • Andrea Lapi (SISSA, Trieste)
  • Marco Limongi (INAF, Roma)
  • Elena Mason (INAF, Trieste)
  • Francesca Matteucci (University of Trieste)
  • Ivan Minchev (Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam)
  • Marta Molero (University of Trieste)
  • Chi Thanh Nguyen (SISSA, Trieste)
  • Massimiliano Parente (SISSA, Trieste)
  • Kendall Shepherd (SISSA, Trieste)
  • Laura Silva (INAF, Trieste)
  • Emanuele Spitoni (INAF, Trieste)
  • Arianna Vasini (University of Trieste)
  • Emma Willett (University of Birmingham)