Revolutionary integrated system could deepen understanding of the cosmic web formation
Some regions in our universe, such as galaxies, have a higher density of matter and energy. Other regions seem to be almost void. This contrast of long and intricate galaxy clusters with empty regions forms a cosmic web that is constantly evolving. The EU-funded TIFUUN project will create 3D maps of vast volumes of the universe to uncover the history of matter and better understand galaxies and matter on very large scales. Vital for this endeavor will be development of an instrument – integral field spectrograph – with a superconducting circuit for measuring the far infrared light coming from distant regions of the universe. The proposed technology will first be applied at the Atacama Submillimeter Telescope Experiment in Chile.
Fields of science
- HORIZON.1.1 - European Research Council (ERC) Main Programme