Globular clusters as tracers of the Milky Way assembly history

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5 Oct 2023 - 10:30 Europe/London


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The combination of stellar proper motions measured by the Gaia mission with spectroscopic radial velocities has recently enabled the precise determination of the
orbits of Milky Way stars and globular clusters. The information on their dynamics, coupled with existing chemical information, has allowed us to unravel many unknowns on their
origin and evolution, as well as on the assembly history of the Milky Way itself. In this talk I will present the most recent results on this topic, focusing on how globular
clusters can be superior tracers of the Milky Way build-up, and introducing a project, named CARMA, that aims at using globular cluster ages to characterise the most important
merger events experienced by our Galaxy.