Galaxy modelling through stellar population synthesis
Institut Utinam, CNRS UMR6213, Université de Franche-Comté, Observatoire de Besançon, Besançon, France
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In recent years, models of the Galaxy based on the spirit of population synthesis have considerably helped to improve our knowledge on the Galaxy and its formation scenario. I describe the different approaches used by several teams, how they differ, and present the significant advances which have been made through this approach using two examples: the thick disc and the bulge/bar populations.
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