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MOlecules as Probes of the Physics of EXternal galaxies

Project description

Deciphering the chemistry and physics of neighbouring galaxies

Molecules pervade the cooler, denser parts of our universe, in particular the reservoirs of the matter that helps form stars and planets, and the gas in the galaxy centres. Although there are approximately 200 galaxies close to the Milky Way, researchers are still unable to observe individual dense gas clouds. The advent of increasingly sensitive telescopes has revealed that the chemistry of our galaxy neighbours is as complex as the Milky Way’s. The EU-funded MOPPEX project aims to shed light on the physical and chemical structure of nearby galaxies. In particular, it plans to determine the energetic processes that shape their appearance and identify the origin of matter that helps form stars or fuels black holes.

Call for proposal

ERC-2018-ADG
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Host institution

UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN
Address
Rapenburg 70
2311 EZ Leiden
Netherlands

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 2 461 503

Beneficiaries (2)

UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 2 461 503
Address
Rapenburg 70
2311 EZ Leiden

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments