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A Gaia and Herschel Study of the Density Distribution and Evolution of Young Massive Star Clusters

Obiettivo

We propose to use a combination of data from the ESA space missions GAIA and Herschel, alongside other satellite and European-led ground-based observations, to map the density distribution of star formation regions. This will allow us to identify the mechanisms that underlie both how massive stars themselves form, but more fundamentally, how their natal clusters evolve around them. Our work will underpin studies of how all galaxies evolve. The combination of the two ESA missions will allow us to study clusters and associations of stars when they are very young (much less than 1 Myr old), when the structures we see are a better match to the initial conditions. No one has attempted such a project before as the required datasets were not available. The novel data and complexity of the combined datasets require the development of new analysis and visualization tools. In particular we will statistically compare hybrid large scale N-body + SPH models with the combined 6-dimensional Gaia plus Herschel and gas kinematical data. Our goals therefore are structured to develop new techniques that we will initially test on simulations. We will follow this with tests on observational data of slightly older clusters (about 1Myr old). We will then apply the tested methodologies to the very youngest clusters. This will address our final goal of cracking the problem of how the most massive stars and clusters form.

Meccanismo di finanziamento

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinatore

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 577 892,50
Indirizzo
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds
United Kingdom

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Regione
Yorkshire and the Humber West Yorkshire Leeds
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Altri finanziamenti
€ 1 875,00

Partecipanti (4)

CARDIFF UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 390 727,50
Indirizzo
Newport Road 30 36
CF24 0DE Cardiff

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Regione
Wales East Wales Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Altri finanziamenti
€ 0,00
QUASAR SCIENCE RESOURCES SL
Spagna
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 474 732,50
Indirizzo
Calle Faraday N 7 - Planta 1 - Despacho D 1.6d
28049 Cantoblanco

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PMI

L’organizzazione si è definita una PMI (piccola e media impresa) al momento della firma dell’accordo di sovvenzione.

Regione
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Altri finanziamenti
€ 1 875,00
UNIVERSITE GRENOBLE ALPES
Francia
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 320 000,00
Indirizzo
621 Avenue Centrale
38058 Grenoble

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Regione
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Rhône-Alpes Isère
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN
Paesi Bassi
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 12 500,00
Indirizzo
Rapenburg 70
2311 EZ Leiden

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Regione
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Agglomeratie Leiden en Bollenstreek
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00