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Understanding the diversity of galaxy morphology in the era of large spectroscopic surveys

Project description

Tracing galaxy evolution in the early universe

Galaxies are the building blocks of the universe. Their observable properties – colours, shapes and structures – depend on their histories, which in turn are determined by inflationary density perturbations in the very early universe. The EU-funded GMGalaxies project plans to examine these fundamental links using a unique set of numerical tools. The project will build on the success of a newly developed method called genetic modification. The method involves generating multiple, slightly different sets of early universe conditions from which a given galaxy emerges. Researchers will be able to systematically explore how galaxy mergers interact with explosive supernovae and active galactic nuclei.

Host institution

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
Net EU contribution
€ 1 741 230,00
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
United Kingdom

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Region
London Inner London — West Camden and City of London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 1 741 230,00

Beneficiaries (1)

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 1 741 230,00
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London

See on map

Region
London Inner London — West Camden and City of London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 1 741 230,00