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000002869 0247_ $$2DOI$$a10.1017/S1743921310002498
000002869 037__ $$aASTROimport-1026
000002869 100__ $$aMarigo, P.
000002869 245__ $$aTP-AGB stars in population synthesis models
000002869 260__ $$c2010
000002869 520__ $$aIn spite of its relevance, the Thermally Pulsing Asymptotic Giant Branch (TP-AGB) phase is one of the most uncertain phases of stellar evolution, and a major source of disagreement between the results of different population synthesis models of galaxies. I will briefly review the existing literature on the subject, and recall the basic prescriptions that have been used to fix the contribution of TP-AGB stars to the integrated light of stellar populations. The simplicity of these prescriptions greatly contrasts with the richness of details provided by present-day databases of AGB stars in the Magellanic Clouds, which are now being extended to other nearby galaxies. I will present the first results of an ongoing study aimed at simulating photometry, chemistry, pulsation, mass loss, dust properties of AGB star populations in resolved and un-resolved galaxies. We test our predictions against observations from various surveys of the Magellanic Clouds (DENIS, 2MASS, OGLE, MACHO, Spitzer, and AKARI). I will discuss the implications and outline the plan of future developments. 
000002869 700__ $$a Girardi, L.
000002869 700__ $$a Bressan, A.
000002869 700__ $$a Aringer, B.
000002869 700__ $$a Gullieuszik, M.
000002869 700__ $$a Held, E. V.
000002869 700__ $$a Groenewegen, M. A. T.
000002869 700__ $$a Silva, L.
000002869 700__ $$a Granato, G. L.
000002869 773__ $$c36-43$$pStellar Populations - Planning for the Next Decade$$v262$$y2010
000002869 85642 $$ahttp://esoads.eso.org/abs/2010IAUS..262...36M
000002869 905__ $$apublished in
000002869 980__ $$aNONREF