Back to Volume
Paper: Signatures of Formation: The Galactic Bulge of the Milky Way
Volume: 458, Galactic Archaeology: Near-Field Cosmology and the Formation of the Milky Way
Page: 195
Authors: Ness, M.; Freeman, K.; Athanassoula, E.
Abstract: The bulge of the Milky Way is an important signature of formation of our Galaxy. From our observational survey we report on the kinematics and metallicity of about 28,000 stars across the bulge and out into the thick disk. Our results demonstrate that the likely origin of formation of the Galactic Bulge is internal dynamical processes, rather than mergers. We present our preliminary results for chemodynamical N-body simulations which test some of our key observational findings.
Back to Volume