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VIALACTEA - The Milky Way as a Star Formation Engine

Objectif

"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."

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FP7-SPACE-2013-1
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ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI ASTROFISICA
Adresse
Viale Del Parco Mellini 84
00136 Roma
Italie

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Research Organisations
Contact administratif
Pietro Ubertini (Dr)
Contribution de l’UE
€ 1 035 629,85

Participants (8)

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
Contribution de l’UE
€ 337 008
Adresse
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds

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Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif
Martin Hamilton (Mr)
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Allemagne
Contribution de l’UE
€ 199 849,40
Adresse
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munchen

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Type d’activité
Research Organisations
Contact administratif
Arnim Wolf
SZAMITASTECHNIKAI ES AUTOMATIZALASI KUTATOINTEZET
Hongrie
Contribution de l’UE
€ 120 750
Adresse
Kende Utca 13-17
1111 Budapest

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Type d’activité
Research Organisations
Contact administratif
Reka Makkos (Ms)
CARDIFF UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Contribution de l’UE
€ 212 230
Adresse
Newport Road 30 36
CF24 0DE Cardiff

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Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif
Rebecca Blackwell (Mrs)
UNIVERSITE D'AIX MARSEILLE
France
Contribution de l’UE
€ 311 284
Adresse
Boulevard Charles Livon 58 Le Pharo
13284 Marseille

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Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif
Céline Damon (Ms)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
Contribution de l’UE
€ 190 879,60
Adresse
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

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Type d’activité
Research Organisations
Contact administratif
Gaelle Bujan (Mrs)
TOKAI NATIONAL HIGHER EDUCATION ANDRESEARCH SYSTEM, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION
Japon
Contribution de l’UE
€ 40 480
Adresse
Furocho, Chikusa-ku, Aichi
464 8601 Nagoya

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Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif
Yasuo Fukui (Prof)
THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
United Kingdom
Contribution de l’UE
€ 40 480
Adresse
The Queen's Drive Northcote House
EX4 4QJ Exeter

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Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif
Gaynor Hughes (Ms)