OAB astronomers are involved in studies of stellar populations and galactic evolution and their cosmological implications; this is a very active research field at the OAB since its foundation. The interests range from the evolution of galaxies, to Galactic and extragalactic star clusters, from chemical evolution to variable stars.These studies are based on an intensive use of the most advanced ground-based and space instruments available today at all wavelengths. Comparison to theoretical models is intensively used to derive the physical properties and the evolution of the structure analyzed.
Our research is carried out in collaboration with many international and national institutes and, locally, with the Universita’ di Bologna, Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia.
Senior researchers: M. Bellazzini, A. Bragaglia, A. Buzzoni, C. Cacciari, F. Calura, E. Carretta, G. Clementini, L. Federici, F. Fusi Pecci, P. Montegriffo, L. Origlia, E. Pancino, D. Romano. M. Tosi.
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