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Proposal Information for 2010B-0563


PI: Peter Pessev, Gemini Observatory - South, ppessev@gemini.edu
Address: Gemini Observatory, Colina El Pino s/n, La Serena, Chile

CoI: Ruben Diaz, Gemini Observatory - South
CoI: Gelys Trancho, Gemini Observatory - South
CoI: Thomas Puzia, Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics
CoI: Paul Goudfrooij, Space Telescope Science Institute

Title: Abundances and kinematics of intermediate-age LMC clusters.

Abstract: Intermediate-age stellar populations dominate the high-redshift universe. Looking back through space and time we push our frontiers to gain insight on those early stages of the cosmic evolution. Current understanding is solely based on the comparison between observed integrated-light and model predictions. Unfortunately the modeling of the intermediate ages is the bottleneck in most Simple Stellar Populations (SSP) Models. Large Magellanic Cloud harbors a healthy system of massive clusters with ages suitable to tackle these limitations. Here we propose to observe a comprehensive dataset of clusters with ages between 1 and 2 Gyr. This will be the first database entirely focused on that extremely complicated range of SSP ages. It will provide crucial information to the model builders and deepen our knowledge about the LMC.


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