NASA Astrophysics Theory Program (ATP) grant for modeling the Milky Way

NASA’s Astrophysics Theory Program (ATP) has awarded me, together with fantastic co-investigators Robyn Sanderson, Sarah Loebman, and Shea Garrison-Kimmel, a grant of $394,000 for Modeling Galactic Archaeology of the Milky Way. Acknowledgements in particular to Robyn Sanderson, who led a significant component of our science case. Our primary goal with this grant is to turn our Latte suite of FIRE-2 cosmological simulations of Milky Way-like galaxies into synthetic star catalogs and mock surveys of the Milky Way, and make these datasets publically available, to provide theoretical predictions and tools for the many surveys of the Milky Way, including the Gaia satellite mission.