Proc. IAU volume 13, issue S334, P86-89 2017 DOI: 10.1017/s1743921317007426 View full text
T. Bensby, S. Feltzing, A. Gould, J. C. Yee, J. A. Johnson, M. Asplund, J. Meléndez, S. Lucatello, L. M. Howes

Abstract: The four main findings about the age and abundance structure of the Milky Way bulge based on microlensed dwarf and subgiant stars are: (1) a wide metallicity distribution with distinct peaks at [Fe/H] = −1.09, −0.63, −0.20, +0.12, +0.41; (2) a high fraction of intermediate-age to young stars where at [Fe/H] > 0 more than 35 % are younger than 8 Gyr, (3) several episodes of significant star formation in the bulge 3, 6, 8, and 11 Gyr ago; (4) the 'knee' in the α-element abundance trends of the sub-solar metalli…

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