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Why Galaxies Care about AGB Stars. Modelling Galaxies

@article{Maraston2011WhyGC,
  title={Why Galaxies Care about AGB Stars. Modelling Galaxies},
  author={Claudia Maraston},
  journal={arXiv: Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics},
  year={2011}
}
  • C. Maraston
  • Published 1 March 2011
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics
The Thermally-Pulsating Asymptotic Giant Branch (TP-AGB) phase of stellar evolution has received attention only recently in galaxy evolution, but is now an important player in our understanding of how galaxies form and evolve. Because it is a short but very luminous phase, bright in the near-IR where dust effects are small, the TP-AGB phase is a powerful tracer of intermediate-age stars in galaxies up to high redshift. The spectral signature of TP-AGB stars as defined by population synthesis… Expand

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