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A new approach to derive [alpha/Fe] for integrated stellar populations

Choosing either an empirical or a theoretical stellar library in stellar population models is a subject of debate. Theoretical models do not perfectly match high-resolution spectra of real stars, but we can use them to overcome the natural limitations of empirical libraries on covering abundance patterns that differ from solar neighbourhood stars. Here, we will mix stellar population synthesis models based on both theoretical and empirical libraries, in order to get the best of each of them and explore how to constrain the enhanced alpha-elements pattern on galaxies.

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