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The study of the Magellanic Clouds and its link with the Milky Way is the objective of this project, including in particular the formation and dissolution of globular clusters.

Grant number: 18/05535-3
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): May 01, 2018
Effective date (End): March 31, 2019
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Astronomy - Stellar Astrophysics
Principal researcher:Beatriz Leonor Silveira Barbuy
Grantee:Francisco Ferreira de Souza Maia
Home Institution: Instituto de Astronomia, Geofísica e Ciências Atmosféricas (IAG). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:14/18100-4 - Stellar populations in the Milky Way: bulge, halo, disk and star forming regions; instrumentation for high resolution spectroscopy, AP.TEM


The study of the Magellanic Clouds and its link with the Milky Way is the aim of this project. We intend to study several questions such as: (i) the impact of tidal forces generated by the interaction between the Magellanic Clouds and the Milky Way, in the dissolution of stellar clusters, (ii) determination of history of star formation and chemical enrichment in the periphery of these galaxies, and (iii) mapping the 3D distribution of clusters in these galaxies. We intend to create a base of photometric data (complemented with spectroscopicdata) in order to better develop these topics.

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ANGELO, M. S.; SANTOS JR, J. F. C.; CORRADI, W. J. B.; MAIA, F. F. S.. Investigating dynamical properties of evolved Galactic open clusters. Astronomy & Astrophysics, v. 624, . (18/05535-3)
MAIA, FRANCISCO F. S.; DIAS, BRUNO; SANTOS, JR., JOAO F. C.; KERBER, LEANDRO DE O.; BICA, EDUARDO; PIATTI, ANDRES E.; BARBUY, BEATRIZ; QUINT, BRUNO; FRAGA, LUCIANO; SANMARTIM, DAVID; et al. The VISCACHA survey - I. Overview and first results. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, v. 484, n. 4, p. 5702-5722, . (17/15893-1, 18/05535-3)
FERREIRA, FILIPE A.; SANTOS, JR., J. F. C.; CORRADI, W. J. B.; MAIA, F. F. S.; ANGELO, M. S.. Three new Galactic star clusters discovered in the field of the open cluster NGC 5999 with Gaia DR2. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, v. 483, n. 4, p. 5508-5517, . (18/05535-3)
BICA, EDUARDO; WESTERA, PIETER; KERBER, LEANDRO DE O.; DIAS, BRUNO; MAIA, FRANCISCO; SANTOS, JR., JOAO F. C.; BARBUY, BEATRIZ; OLIVEIRA, RAPHAEL A. P.. An Updated Small Magellanic Cloud and Magellanic Bridge Catalog of Star Clusters, Associations, and Related Objects. ASTRONOMICAL JOURNAL, v. 159, n. 3, . (18/05535-3, 18/22181-0)

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