Anthony G.A. Brown

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POLLEN EVIDENCE has, to date, made little contribution to our understanding of the origins and development of the medieval landscape. Compared to the prehistoric period, relatively few long palaeoenvironmental sequences provide a continuous record for the past two millennia, and those that have been analysed are mostly located in upland locations that lay(More)
Methods for mapping and determining the condition of archaeological resources while they are still underground have been in development for nearly half a century. The authors here offer an example from the frontiers of the art: the application of a package of remote sensing procedures not only designed to locate sites but to model the valley deposits which(More)
As the title of this symposium implies, one of the aims is to examine the future of astrometry as we move from an era in which thanks to the Hipparcos Catalogue everyone has become familiar with milliarcsecond astrometry to an era in which microarcsecond astrometry will become the norm. I will take this look into the future by first providing an overview of(More)
The SINFONI instrument for ESO’s VLT combines integral field spectroscopy and adaptive optics (AO). We discuss detailed simulations of the adaptive optics module. These simulations are aimed at assessing the AO module performance, specifically for operations with extended sources and a laser guide star. Simulated point spread function (PSF) images will be(More)
We address the problem of identifying remnants of satellite galaxies in the halo of our galaxy with Gaia data. The Gaia astrometric mission offers a unique opportunity to search for and study these remnants using full phase-space information for our Galaxy’s halo. However, the remnants have to be extracted from a very large data set (of order 10 stars) in(More)
The Gaia mission is reviewed together with the expected contents of the final catalogue. It is then argued that the ultimate goal of Galactic structure studies with Gaia astrometry should be to build a dynamical model of our galaxy which is capable of explaining the contents of the Gaia catalogue. This will be possible only by comparing predicted catalogue(More)
Health disparities remain a serious problem in the United States. Minorities and lower-income residents have overall higher rates of morbidity andmortality attributable to preventable and manageable conditions compared with non-Hispanic whites and individuals of higher socioeconomicstatus.Causesofdisparities range from the environmental, such as substandard(More)
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