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On the connection between the thick disk and the galactic bar

  • A. Spagna (a1), A. Curir (a1), R. Drimmel (a1), M.G. Lattanzi (a1), P. Re Fiorentin (a1) and A.L. Serra (a2)...


Although the thick disk in our Galaxy was revealed more than thirty years ago, its formation scenario is still unclear. Here, we analyze a chemo-dynamical simulation of a primordial disk population representative of the Galactic thick disk and investigate how the spatial, kinematic, and chemical properties are affected by the presence of a central bar.



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