NASA ATP grant

NASA’s Astrophysics Theory Program (ATP) has awarded me, together with awesome co-investigators Robyn Sanderson, Sarah Loebman, and Shea Garrison-Kimmel, a grant of $394,000 for Modeling Galactic Archaeology of the Milky Way. Thanks to Robyn Sanderson, in particular, for huge contributions to the science case of this proposal. Our primary goal with this funding is to turn our Latte simulations of Milky Way-like galaxies into synthetic star catalogs and mock surveys of the Milky Way, and make these datasets publically available, to help inform and guide the vast array of upcoming surveys of the Milky Way, including the Gaia satellite mission.