Title: Stellar Populations and the Distance Scale
Volume: 514 Year: 2018 View this Volume on ADS
Editors: Joseph Jensen, R. Michael Rich, and Richard de Grijs
More than 25 years ago, science writer Dennis Overbye wrote a book titled “Lonely Hearts of the Cosmos” that narrated the saga of the conflict in the extragalactic distance scale between Allan Sandage and Gerard de Vaucouleurs. The debate, which had raged for years, was finally cleared up in the 1990's by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope (HST) when accurate Cepheid distances were determined out to 20 Mpc for the first time. Now, 25 years later, the current value of the Hubble parameter H0 and age of the universe are known with an accuracy of a few percent. Jeremy Mould was a leader on the H0 Key Project Team that worked tirelessly to make the era of precision cosmology a reality today. It was therefore fitting that a conference on stellar populations and the distance scale be held in his honor. This volume contains contributions covering a range of topics including the properties of variable stars in the Milky Way, stellar populations in nearby galaxies, and the application of stellar population studies to the extragalactic distance scale and implications for observational cosmology.
ISBN: 978-1-58381-912-8 eISBN: 978-1-58381-913-5

Paper Title Page Authors
Front Matter   
Volume Cover
Front Matter 1
Conference Photos 2
Stellar Populations and Variable Stars   
Testing the Extremes of IMF Variability with New Stellar Population Models 3 Villaume, A.
The Galactic Synthesis Population Model GalMod 7 Pasetto, S.
The AGB in the Early 1980's: When Theorists and Observers Met 13 Renzini, A.
From BRAVA to BAaDE: A New Kinematic Survey of the Bulge AGB 17 Rich, R. M.; Trapp, A.; Morris, M. R.; Sjouwerman, L.; Stroh, M.; Claussen, M.; Pihlstrom, Y.
Large Magellanic Cloud Near-Infrared Synoptic Survey (LMCNISS): Overview and Science Highlights for Classical and Type-II Cepheids 31 Ngeow, C.; Bhardwaj, A.; Macri, L. M.; Kanbur, S. M.
HI–Star Formation Relations from the Local Volume HI Survey 37 Wang, J.
Increasing the Sample of Galactic Red Supergiants 41 Messineo, M.; Zhu, Q.; Figer, D.; Menten, K.M.; Ivanov, V.D.; Kudritzki, R.-P.; Rosie Chen, C.-H.
AGB Variables in Local Group Dwarf Irregular Galaxies 49 Whitelock, P.A.
Modelling TP-AGB Stars in M31 with PHAT Data 57 Chen, Y.; Marigo, P.; Girardi, L.; Pastorelli, G.; Williams, B. F.; Rosenfield, P.; Dalcanton, J. J.; Aringer, B.; Trabucchi, M
Comparing Stellar Populations of Type Ia Supernovae 67 Uddin, S. A.
The Resolved Stellar Populations Around Core-Collapse Supernovae 71 Maund, J. R.
The Contribution of Faint, Failed, and Defunct Stars to the “Stellar” Masses of Galaxies 79 Schechter, P. L.
The Distance Scale   
Gaia, Stellar Populations and the Distance Scale 89 Clementini, G.; Garofalo, A.; Muraveva, T.; Ripepi, V.
Dwarf Cepheids in the Satellites of the Milky Way 99 Vivas, A. K.; Alonso-García, J.; Mateo, M.; Walker, A.; Nidever, D.; Howard, B.
An Internally Consistent Distance Framework in the Local Group 105 de Grijs, R.; Bono, G.
Long-Period Variables in the Large Magellanic Cloud 111 Trabucchi, M.; Wood, P. R.; Montalbán, J.; Marigo, P.; Pastorelli, G.; Girardi, L.
Distance Determination to the Eclipsing Binary System OGLE-LMC-ECL-25658 119 Elgueta, S. S.; Graczyk, D.; Gieren, W.
The Impact of Eclipsing Binaries with Pulsating Components on the Distance Scale and Stellar Evolution 123 Pilecki, B.
Using RR Lyrae Stars as High-Precision Distance Indicators in the Infrared 129 Neeley, J. R.; Marengo, M.; Bono, G.; Braga, V. F.; Marconi, M.; Dall'Ora, M.; Magurno, D.
3D Stellar Cartography: Mapping the Local Group in the Mid-Infrared using Variable Stars 135 Scowcroft, V.
The TRGB and the Hubble Constant in 2017: TIPSNU 143 Lee, M. G.; Jang, I. S.
Cepheid and RR Lyrae Variables as Standard Candles and What Else? 153 Bhardwaj, A.
Hubble Catalog of Variables 159 Yang, M.; Bonanos, A. Z.; Gavras, P.; Sokolovsky, K.; Hatzidimitriou, D.; Moretti, M. I.; Karampelas, A.; Bellas-Velidis, I.; Spetsieri, Z.; Pouliasis, E.; Georgantopoulos, I.; Charmandaris, V.; Tsinganos, K.; Laskaris, N.; Kakaletris, G.; Nota, A.; Lennon, D.; Arviset, C.; Whitmore, B.; Budavari, T.; Downes, R.; Lubow, S.; Rest, A.; Strolger, L.; White, R.
Cosmology from Gravitational Lens Time Delays 165 Wong, K. C.
The IR Surface Brightness Fluctuation Distance Scale 171 Jensen, J. B.
Supernova Host Spectra from the OzDES Survey 179 Mould, J.
An Informal Retrospective and Appreciation of a Part of Jeremy Mould's Career Contributions 193 Hanes, D.
Poster Session   
Mapping the Milky Way Halo Substructures Using RR Lyrae Stars 201 Carballo-Bello, J. A.; Duffau, S.; Vivas, A. K.; Navarrete, C.; Catelan, M.
Towards an Accurate Distance Determination with Early-Type Eclipsing Binaries 205 Taormina, M. S.
Back Matter 213