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Welcome to the Milky Way! Gaia, the Galaxy and me

Kathryn Johnston (Columbia)

October 07, 2019

Abstract: The Milky Way was thought to be dynamically young with a fairly smooth potential dominated by a nearly spherical dark matter halo that has evolved little in the last several billion years. This talk outlines our evolving view of our home galaxy, inspired by the ever-growing catalogues that have mapped it – from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey to the Gaia mission.