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Latin American Chinese European Galaxy Formation Network

Objective

Spectacular breakthroughs in astronomy have been driven by a combination of observational advances and groundbreaking computer simulations. Simulations are now accepted as being essential for the interpretation and exploitation of data. Europe is a world leader in this area. Our aim is to build on the highly successful FP7 LACEGAL IRSES to avoid fragmentation of expertise and concentration of supercomputer resources in a few groups. The expansion of LACEGAL will build new research collaborations between Europe and the main centres in Latin America and China, and enhance those established under IRSES. The bulk of exchanges will be undertaken by Early Stage Researchers, who will gain access to unique training in high performance computing, equipping them with skills which are much sought after in academia and industry. We also plan network-wide workshops to share knowledge and provide specialized training, disseminating project results and expertise beyond the membership of LACEGAL. Our research program addresses key questions in galaxy formation and the large-scale structure of the Universe. An important goal is to produce the multi-wavelength theoretical models which are urgently needed to meet the challenge posed by upcoming observations. LACEGAL is particularly timely as it will allow us to analyse new data and to prepare for major international projects in which LACEGAL scientists have leadership: 1) The Dark Energy Survey, 2) the European Space Agency's Gaia mission, 3) The Atacama Large Millimetre Array. 4) The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument survey, 5) The PAU Camera Survey, 6) The Javalambra Survey, 7) ESA’s Euclid mission, 8) The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, 9) The Square Kilometre Array. LACEGAL will help Europe to play a leading role in the breakthroughs expected from these major international projects.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/astronomy/physical cosmology/galaxy formation and evolution
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/astronomy/astrophysics/dark matter

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2016
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM
Address
Stockton Road The Palatine Centre
DH1 3LE Durham
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 319 500

Participants (9)

UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 148 500
Address
Calle Einstein 3 Ciudad Univ Cantoblanco Rectorado
28049 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 162 000
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 112 500
Address
Rapenburg 70
2311 EZ Leiden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 58 500
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDACION CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS DE FISICA DEL COSMOS DE ARAGON
Spain
EU contribution
€ 76 500
Address
Plaza San Juan 1 Planta 2
44001 Teruel
Activity type
Research Organisations
RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 121 500
Address
Broerstraat 5
9712CP Groningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 126 000
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
HITS GGMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 112 500
Address
Schloss Wolfsbrunnenweg 35
69118 Heidelberg
Activity type
Research Organisations
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI ASTROFISICA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 112 500
Address
Viale Del Parco Mellini 84
00136 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations

Partners (7)

CONSEJO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS Y TECNICAS (CONICET)
Argentina
Address
Godoy Cruz 2290
C1425FQB Buenos Aires
Activity type
Research Organisations
PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE
Chile
Address
Avenida Libertador Bernardo O'higgins 340
8331150 Santiago
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD ANDRES BELLO
Chile
Address
Avenida Republica 440 Of 11
Santiago
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE LOS ANDES FUNDACION
Colombia
Address
Carrera 1 18A-10
- Bogota Dc
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDADE DE SAO PAULO
Brazil
Address
Rua Da Reitoria 109 Butanta
05508 900 Sao Paulo Sp
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL AUTONOMA DE MEXICO
Mexico
Address
Torre De Rectoria 9º. Piso, Ciudad Universitaria, D.f.
04510 Mexico Distrito Federal
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
National Astronomical Observatories, CAS
China
Address
Datun Road A20
100012 Beijing
Activity type
Research Organisations