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Probing our Galaxy from the Center to the outskirts

Project description

A groundbreaking way to observe galaxies

Supermassive black holes located at the centre of galaxies and dark matter found in galactic halos are vital parts of the processes driving the formation of galaxies, including our own. However, directly observing our galactic centre (GC) and halo presents certain challenges. The EU-funded VEGA_P project will develop a framework to enable the observation of both the GC and halo using a revolutionary approach. It will use state-of-the-art data to observe stars that interact with black holes and dark matter, thus enabling the gathering of key information on both. This could significantly aid in observing the driving forces of galaxies, offering new insights on their formation and the galactic phenomena within.

Call for proposal

ERC-2020-COG
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Host institution

UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN
Address
Rapenburg 70
2311 EZ Leiden
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 999 827

Beneficiaries (1)

UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 1 999 827
Address
Rapenburg 70
2311 EZ Leiden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments