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VIALACTEA - The Milky Way as a Star Formation Engine

Objetivo

"VIALACTEA will bring to a common forum the major new-generation surveys of the Galactic Plane from 1um to the radio, both in thermal continuum and in atomic and molecular lines, from Europe-funded space missions and ground-based facilities, to engage one of the fundamental challenges in Galactic astronomy: to quantify Galaxy-wide the relationship between the physical agents responsible for the onset and the regulation of star formation in a spiral galaxy and the resulting Rate and Efficiency of star formation, and obtain a ""star formation recipe"" that will be a cornerstone to trace the star formation history of galaxies back to their formation.
The new state-of-the-art Milky Way paradigm is offering today, for the first time, the possibility to deploy a coherent science analysis methodology that can be uniformly applied from the Galactic Center to the outskirts of the Galaxy. A homogeneous and inter-calibrated evolutionary classification of the cold and dense clumps hosting young forming clusters at a variety of evolutionary stages will allow to deliver a new 3D model of the Galaxy, mapping the essential critical parameters like column density thresholds, rate and efficiency of star formation in the Galaxy
To make such an analysis possible in a timely and effective fashion, we will develop a suite of next-generation 3D-visualization tools that will integrate visual analytics, on-the-fly handling of multi-SED radiative transfer modeling and data mining/machine-learning technologies to incorporate the astronomer's know-how into a set of supervised workflows with decision making capabilities.
The focus on research and analysis of data obtained from European space missions in combination with data from Europe-funded ground facilities, will enable time-effective exploitation of steradiant-scale multi-wavelength Galactic Plane surveys through new 3D-based visual analytics frameworks, making VIALACTEA's objectives timely and totally relevant for FP7-SPACE-2013-1."

Ámbito científico

  • /ciencias naturales/ciencias físicas/astronomía
  • /ciencias naturales/ciencias físicas/astronomía/astronomía galáctica
  • /humanidades/historia y arqueología/historia

Convocatoria de propuestas

FP7-SPACE-2013-1
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Régimen de financiación

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinador

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI ASTROFISICA
Dirección
Viale Del Parco Mellini 84
00136 Roma
Italia
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
Aportación de la UE
€ 1 035 629,85
Contacto administrativo
Pietro Ubertini (Dr)

Participantes (8)

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
Aportación de la UE
€ 337 008
Dirección
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Martin Hamilton (Mr)
Klinik Max Planck Institut für Psychiatrie
Alemania
Aportación de la UE
€ 199 849,40
Dirección
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Muenchen
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Arnim Wolf
SZAMITASTECHNIKAI ES AUTOMATIZALASI KUTATOINTEZET
Hungría
Aportación de la UE
€ 120 750
Dirección
Kende Utca 13-17
1111 Budapest
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo
Reka Makkos (Ms)
CARDIFF UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Aportación de la UE
€ 212 230
Dirección
Newport Road 30-36
CF24 ODE Cardiff
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Rebecca Blackwell (Mrs)
UNIVERSITE D'AIX MARSEILLE
Francia
Aportación de la UE
€ 311 284
Dirección
Boulevard Charles Livon 58
13284 Marseille
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Céline Damon (Ms)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Francia
Aportación de la UE
€ 190 879,60
Dirección
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo
Gaelle Bujan (Mrs)
TOKAI NATIONAL HIGHER EDUCATION ANDRESEARCH SYSTEM, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION
Japón
Aportación de la UE
€ 40 480
Dirección
Furocho, Chikusa-ku, Aichi
464 8601 Nagoya
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Yasuo Fukui (Prof)
THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
United Kingdom
Aportación de la UE
€ 40 480
Dirección
The Queen's Drive Northcote House
EX4 4QJ Exeter
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Gaynor Hughes (Ms)