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Unveiling the power of the deepest images of the Universe

Obiettivo

ASTRODEEP is a co-ordinated and comprehensive program of i) algorithm/software development and testing; ii) data reduction/release, and iii) scientific data validation/analysis aimed at making Europe the world leader in the exploitation of the deepest multi-frequency data. We will focus on 5 key extra-galactic survey fields, the target of public observing programs motivated by the desire to understand the formation and evolution of galaxies and super-massive black holes from the very earliest times, and to answer fundamental questions in cosmology such as how and when the universe was re-ionized. They include data from space, notably from HST, XMM, Herschel and Spitzer, and from several optical and far-IR ground based facilities. The main technical problems we seek to overcome relate to the varying depth and, most importantly, widely-varying angular resolution of the data delivered by observatories working over a wide range of frequencies. The focus of this project is on bringing together the expertise of our team to develop, refine and combine advanced algorithms for data analysis, test and properly validate their effectiveness on the deepest multi-frequency data, and apply them to produce uniquely powerful homogenized data products (for all 5 deep survey fields).
We will deliver the final data in the form of a) final stacked images, b) multi-wavelength catalogues, spectral energy distributions, and photometric/spectroscopic redshifts, and c) derived rest-frame parameters (e.g. stellar masses, star-formation rates). We will also disseminate the software specifically developed for our analysis, using VO-compliant services. We ourselves propose to use this unrivalled database to address several of the key outstanding issues in present-day extragalactic astronomy, Finally, we will use the gained experience to maximise the scientific return from the next generation of space surveys, especially ESA’s planned EUCLID Deep survey.

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FP7-SPACE-2012-1
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Coordinatore

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI ASTROFISICA
Indirizzo
Viale Del Parco Mellini 84
00136 Roma
Italia
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
Contributo UE
€ 750 200
Contatto amministrativo
Fabrizio Fiore (Dr.)

Partecipanti (3)

THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
Contributo UE
€ 598 340
Indirizzo
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
David Dougal (Mr.)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
Francia
Contributo UE
€ 518 050
Indirizzo
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
Contatto amministrativo
Nathalie Judas (Ms.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Francia
Contributo UE
€ 102 120
Indirizzo
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Tipo di attività
Other
Contatto amministrativo
Gaelle Bujan (Mrs.)