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GAIA-BInaries: Formation and fundamental pRoperties Of Stars and planeTary systems

Project description

Evolution of binaries and planetary systems

Systems with close stellar mass or planetary mass companions are present everywhere in the universe. However, it remains unclear which processes shape their architecture. In 2022, the GAIA mission will issue astrometric and radial velocity orbits for millions of multiple systems. It will mostly measure photocentre displacements. The EU-funded GAIA-BIFROST project will exploit the GAIA sample to identify the processes shaping the formation and dynamic evolution of binaries and planetary systems. The project will obtain precision dynamical masses, ages and comprehensive orbital parameter statistics, measure the spin-orbit and spin-spin alignment for hundreds of GAIA star-star and star-planet systems, and image companion-disk interactions in young binary systems to use as a benchmark to determine the system architecture.

Call for proposal

ERC-2020-COG
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Host institution

THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
Address
The Queen's Drive Northcote House
EX4 4QJ Exeter
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 2 998 750

Beneficiaries (1)

THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 2 998 750
Address
The Queen's Drive Northcote House
EX4 4QJ Exeter
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments