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Studying Galaxy Formation and Evolution from Local Group Galaxies

  • C. Gallart
Conference paper

AGB stars play a fundamental role in the chemical evolution of the Universe, being the main contributors to many elements beyond the Fe-peak, as well as important producers of 7Li, 12C, 14N, 26Al, and other relevant isotopes. These elements are synthesized in their interiors through complex and challenging physical processes, transported to the surface and injected into the interstellar medium via mass loss. Moreover, in their extended envelopes stellar grains of different types are formed from whose chemical analysis a valuable information can be extracted about the nucleosynthetic processes occuring in these stars.

Keywords

Star Formation Local Group Stellar Population Dwarf Galaxy Galaxy Formation 
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© Springer 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Gallart
    • 1
  1. 1.Instituto de Astrofísica de CanariasSpain

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