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Local kinematics of K and M giants from CORAVEL/Hipparcos/Tycho-2 data: Revisiting the concept of superclusters
The availability of the Hipparcos Catalogue has triggered many kinematic and dynamical studies of the solar neighbourhood. Nevertheless, those studies generally lacked the third component of the… Expand
Modified Newtonian Dynamics (MOND): Observational Phenomenology and Relativistic Extensions
A wealth of astronomical data indicate the presence of mass discrepancies in the Universe. The motions observed in a variety of classes of extragalactic systems exceed what can be explained by the… Expand
Modified Newtonian dynamics in the Milky Way
Both microlensing surveys and radio-frequency observations of gas flow imply that the inner Milky Way is completely dominated by baryons, contrary to the predictions of standard cold dark matter… Expand
Weighing the local dark matter with RAVE red clump stars
We determine the Galactic potential in the solar neigbourhood from RAVE observations. We select red clump stars for which accurate distances, radial velocities, and metallicities have been measured.… Expand
The Wobbly Galaxy : kinematics north and south with RAVE red-clump giants
The RAdial Velocity Experiment survey, combined with proper motions and distance estimates, can be used to study in detail stellar kinematics in the extended solar neighbourhood (solar suburb). Using… Expand
CS 30322-023: an ultra metal-poor TP-AGB star?
Context. The remarkable properties of CS 30322-023 became apparent during the course of a high-resolution spectroscopic study of a sample of 23 carbon-enhanced, metal-poor (CEMP) stars. Aims. This… Expand
The Gaia-ESO Public Spectroscopic Survey
The Gaia-ESO Public Spectroscopic Survey has begun and will obtain high quality spectroscopy of some 100000 Milky Way stars, in the field and in open clusters, down to magnitude 19, systematically ...
Insight into the baryon-gravity relation in galaxies
Observations of spiral galaxies strongly support a one-to-one analytical relation between the inferred gravity of dark matter at any radius and the enclosed baryonic mass. It is baffling that baryons… Expand
Constraints on the Galactic bar from the Hercules stream as traced with RAVE across the Galaxy
Non-axisymmetries in the Galactic potential (spiral arms and bar) induce kinematic groups such as the Hercules stream. Assuming that Hercules is caused by the effects of the outer Lindblad resonance… Expand
A NEW MECHANISM FOR RADIAL MIGRATION IN GALACTIC DISKS: SPIRAL-BAR RESONANCE OVERLAP
While it has long been known that a large number of short-lived transient spirals can cause stellar migration, here we report that another mechanism is also effective at mixing disks of barred… Expand