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Serge Demers

Département de physique
Université de Montréal
C.P. 6128, Succursale Centre-Ville
Montréal, QC
Canada   H3C 3J7
Phone: 514-343-7077
Fax: 514-343-2071
Office: B-422

Research field: Stellar populations of Local Group Galaxies

Description of the research project:
I am interested in the photometric properties and variability of AGB stars, C-rich and O-rich ones seen in the Milky Way and nearby galaxies. The ratio of the number of C and M stars is function of the metallicity of the stellar population. The variable AGB stars are Miras and their period is related to their age. The period distribution of Miras, in a given population, yields the age distribution thus the star formation history of the population.