Probing the cosmic dawn with new modelling
The conditions in which early galaxies formed are still something of a mystery. The EU-funded FORWARD project strives to understand these better, creating models to power a new generation of radio telescopes that will look at the cosmic dawn. Using data from interferometers such as the Hydrogen Epoch of Reionization Array (HERA) and the future Square Kilometre Array (SKA), which observe the faint 21-cm emission lines from neutral hydrogen, the project will create new pluggable modules to simulate the response of interferometers so they can be compared to data. The new analysis tools are expected to build confidence in reported detections of galaxy formation.
Fields of science
- HORIZON.1.2 - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Main Programme