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Paper: Star Formation History across the Magellanic Clouds and Other Local Group Galaxies
Volume: 378, Why Galaxies Care About AGB Stars: Their Importance as Actors and Probes
Page: 386
Authors: Cioni, M.-R.L.
Abstract: The Ks magnitude distribution of asymptotic giant branch stars provides important constraints on the spatial variation of metallicity and the mean age of the stellar population of galaxies. Here, I present results of the investigation of these parameters across the Magellanic Clouds, M33, NGC 6822, and SagDIG, and I discuss the tremendous improvement that new wide-field near-infrared instruments (i.e. VISTA) will provide in our understanding of the global intrinsic as well as dynamical history of these systems.
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