Modelling the chemical enrichment of the Milky Way

  • Karakas, Amanda (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Lattanzio, John (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Lugaro, Maria (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Kobayashi, Chiaki (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

This project aims to understand the chemical and dynamical evolution of our Milky Way galaxy from its birth to the present. Understanding the production of the elements over cosmic time is a major focus of modern astrophysics. New telescopes and satellites costing billions of dollars are working to answer these questions. The emphasis of the project is on calculating the evolutionary history and detailed nuclear processes in stars of all masses and compositions. When coupled with dynamical models for stars in the Milky Way this project will categorise how the composition changes with time, thus extracting the maximum understanding from the wealth of data to be delivered in the next few years
Effective start/end date1/01/1731/12/20


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$339,500.00
  • Monash University: A$525,266.00
  • Magyar Tudományos Akadémia (Hungarian Academy of Sciences): A$20,004.00
  • University of Hertfordshire: A$54,303.00