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Amalie Stokholm is a postdoc at the University of Bologna working with Galactic Archaeology: understanding the Milky Way through the precise aging of stars.
During her PhD studies at the Stellar Astrophysics Centre at Aarhus University she gained valuable insight into how to date stars by studying the tiny starquakes and pulsations in stars like our Sun.
By combining the stellar ages with their orbits and chemical signatures, the stars can be used as time capsules to tell the tale of how the galactic conditions have changed throughout their stellar lifetimes.
With thousands of stars at different places in our home galaxy, the Milky Way, Amalie builds a chronology of the Galaxy and study periods of violent merger events with other galaxies in the galactic past.
The committee will select a winner, who will be announced at an award ceremony at the KIF Annual Meeting on October 13th, 2021.
The winner will be notified in writing beforehand and invited to give a talk following the ceremony.