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Sub-percent calibration of the extragalactic distance scale in the era of big surveys

Project description

Measuring the true distance scale of the universe

The most recent determinations of the present rate at which the universe is expanding, expressed by the famous Hubble constant, show a considerable difference with the value deduced from observations of the cosmic microwave background by the European satellite Planck. The EU-funded UniverScale project will focus on estimating the distances to galaxies located very far away, considered by astronomers as the early universe. Researchers will calibrate two geometrical methods that will measure much larger distances than those included in the Gaia data releases. Their approach will eliminate systematic errors present in other measurement methods. Project results will have important implications for modern astrophysics, especially in our understanding of the enigmatic dark energy.

Host institution

CENTRUM ASTRONOMICZNE IM. MIKOLAJAKOPERNIKA POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK
Net EU contribution
€ 10 608 962,50
Address
Bartycka, 18
00716 Warszawa
Poland

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Region
Makroregion województwo mazowieckie Warszawski stołeczny Miasto Warszawa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 10 608 962,50

Beneficiaries (5)

CENTRUM ASTRONOMICZNE IM. MIKOLAJAKOPERNIKA POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 10 608 962,50
Address
Bartycka, 18
00716 Warszawa

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Region
Makroregion województwo mazowieckie Warszawski stołeczny Miasto Warszawa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 10 608 962,50
OBSERVATOIRE DE PARIS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 1 220 555,00
Address
Avenue De L Observatoire 61
75014 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 1 220 555,00
UNIVERSIDAD DE CONCEPCION
Chile
Net EU contribution
€ 927 000,00
Address
Victor Lamas 1290
4070386 Concepcion

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 927 000,00
Centrum Fizyki Teoretycznej Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 501 169,00
Address
Al. Lotnikow 32/46
02-668 Warszawa

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Region
Makroregion województwo mazowieckie Warszawski stołeczny Miasto Warszawa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 501 169,00
HITS GGMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 739 389,50
Address
Schloss Wolfsbrunnenweg 35
69118 Heidelberg

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe Heidelberg, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 739 389,50