Global Investigation for Population Synthesis
"GIPSY: member of a wandering ....people, who move
about in caravans and make camps from time to time, and earn living by
collecting scrap materials........ ":
Oxford Advanced Dictionary.
Gipsy originates from a project (P.I. Filippina Caputo) financed by Consorzio Nazionale di Astronomia ed Astrofisica (C.N.A.A.) aiming to make available to the national and international scientific community the theoretical framework which has been developed all along these years by a well established cooperation among researchers belonging to different italian scientific institutions:
Astronomical Observatory of Capodimonte (OAC, Napoli),
INAF - Astronomical Observatory of Collurania (OACT, Teramo),
INAF - Astronomical Observatory of Rome (OAR),
Physics Department, University of Pisa
The growing amount of theoretical predictions concerning
both the evolutionary and the pulsational behaviour of stellar structures
is already forming a body of information covering all the major evolutionary
phases for stars of different populations, worth to be organized in a manageable
form to the advantage of the GIPSY group itself as well as
of all possible external users.
We feel that taking a precise memory of the various theoretical
results will be of use not only in comparing theory with observational
data, but also to make clear to the users the effects of the various options
on which every theoretical prediction does rely. In the meantime, we hope
that GIPSY will stimulate the comparison among the results from
different groups, improving our general understanding (and
confidence) of the worldwide produced evolutionary scenarios. To
this last pourpose, GIPSY will give sometime detailed tabulations
(BIGTAB) of the structural parameters, only of interest for comparison
with parallel computations.
Future GIPSY developments.
While using GIPSY to record the large body of theoretical
predictions we are dealing with, we plan to develop the handling of the
data base till reaching the ultimate goal (SUPER-GIPSY) of allowing
the common user not to search for the appropriate results but
to enter only some basic parameters, as age and chemical composition
of the stars, to obtain
predictions, covering both the distribution of stars in the CM diagram
and the expected properties of variable stars belonging to this population.
Here you can find a list of preprints for people interested in GIPSY and
in the population synthesis topic.
Enter in the GIPSY database.
By using this WEB page, the user can retrieve several data of both evolutionary, pulsational and population synthesis computations which have been produced by the group of researchers involved in the project.
In order to make
easier the search, the database has been organized so that if the user
knows the exact reference of the paper where the requested data have been
published, he can look for by using the publication
list, otherwise we suggest to search by
using the list
Latest addictions to the archive are also listed in the
new entries page.
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Links to other astronomical databases
For any request, suggestion and comment, please contact:
Santi Cassisi (OACT), E_mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Marco Castellani (OAR), E_mail: email@example.com
Yahoo! ID: marcokast