Galactic Archaeology: reconstructing the history of galaxies

9-13 Oct, 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 archaeology.

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Project proponents:

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


  • van Minchev (AIP,Germany)
  • Francesco Calura (INAF Bologna)
  • Giuseppe Bono (University Roma Tor Vergata)
  • Brad Gibson (University of Hull, UK))
  • Mirko Curti (ESO, Germany)
  • Sergio Cristallo (INAF Teramo)
  • Giuliana Fiorentino (INAF Roma)
  • Donatella Romano (INAF Bologna)
  • Marco Limongi (INAF Roma)
  • Pedro Alonso-Palicio (Observatory of Nice, France)
  • Laura Greggio (INAF Padova)
  • Emma Willett (University of Birmingham, UK)
  • Friedrich-Karl Thielemann (University of Basel, Switzerland)