PI: Jean P Brodie, UC Santa Cruz, firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: Astronomy and Astrophysics Board of Study, Natural Sciences II, Santa Cruz, CA, 95064 USA
CoI: Christopher Usher, Liverpool John Moores University
CoI: Jay Strader, Michigan State U.
CoI: Ricardo Schiavon, Liverpool John Moores University
CoI: Nelson Caldwell, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
CoI: Alexa Villaume, UC Santa Cruz
CoI: Charlie Conroy, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Title: Testing Stellar Population Models in the Near-Infrared
Abstract: We propose to use GNIRS to obtain high signal-to-noise ratio spectra of globular clusters and young massive clusters in M31 to test stellar population models in the near-infrared. The near-infrared provides important information on unresolved stellar populations since it is sensitive to different stages of stellar evolution compared to the optical. To allow near-infrared atomic and molecular spectral features to be reliably used to study the ages, masses, chemical compositions or initial mass functions of stellar populations, they need to be tested against well understood stellar populations such as M31's massive star clusters.
Program Type: Standard/Extragalactic
Run 1 (2016B): GEM-NQ/GNIRS -- 18.2hrs band 3 (GN-2016B-Q-63)
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