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Amalie Louise Stokholm

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Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia "Augusto Righi"

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I study the stars in the Milky Way using asteroseismology.

One of the most fundamental problems in astrophysics today is our lack of understanding of how galaxies form and evolve over time.

Our current understanding of the formation of structure in the Universe begins at the Big Bang and successfully explains the large-scale properties of the Universe. However, the formation and evolution of the individual islands of mass, known as galaxies, remain to be understood.

One way of looking for answers to this complex problem is to study our own home galaxy, the Milky Way. Our Milky Way is at the same time both generic and unique: generic as it looks similar to other disk galaxies in the local universe and unique, as it is the only galaxy we can study up close and from within. The mechanisms that shaped our Milky Way might be universal so by studying the stars and their positions, orbits and physical parameters such as age, we can learn about in-situ galaxy formation.



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