9-13 September 2019
University of Geneva A100 Sciences II
Europe/Zurich timezone

Observations of 200 New CEMP Stars from the South African Large Telescope

9 Sep 2019, 15:10


Kaitlin Rasmussen (University of Notre Dame)


Carbon-enhanced metal-poor stars belong to the second generation of stars to form in the Universe; as such, they are a valuable insight into nuclear processes and stellar environments that predate the formation of the Milky Way. At present, approximately one hundred and fifty CEMP stars have been studied via high-resolution spectroscopy. We have observed over 200 new CEMP stars at the South African Large Telescope and have analyzed a sizable subset of them thus far. We report the results of this analysis and discuss their implications for first star nucleosynthesis and Galactic chemical evolution.

Primary authors

Kaitlin Rasmussen (University of Notre Dame) Dr Vinicius Placco (University of Notre Dame) Timothy Beers (University of Notre Dame) Joseph Zepeda (University of Notre Dame) Dr Éric Depagne

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