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Structure and evolution of extragalactic sources and their relationship to the background radiations

Objective

Investigation of one of the most exciting challenges of modern astrophysics: the evolution of extragalactic sources (galaxies, AGNs, clusters of galaxies), applying a balanced and incisive approach to the study, encompassing data acquisition and analysis, theoretical elaboration, and optimal observational strategies. Building instruments capable of addressing specific scientific issues is equally of primary importance. The project aims to tackle the problem through: observations and modelling of structure and emission properties of nearby objects; selection, photometry and spectroscopy of complete samples to faint flux limits; modelling the evolution of stellar populations in galaxies; observation and modelling of the properties of galaxies and of the intergalactic medium in groups and clusters of galaxies; study of inter-relations between different classes of extragalactic sources; analysis of background radiations and of ensuing constraints on evolution. It is essential to gather data from the entire electromagnetic spectrum, as each waveband carries its own crucial information. The network has played an important role in stimulating exchanges and facilitating contacts between experts in different fields and in providing junior researchers with excellent opportunities for high level training.
The evolution of extragalactic sources (galaxies, active galactic nuclei (AGN), clusters of galaxies) has been studied, applying a balanced and incisive approach to the study, encompassing data acquisition and analysis, theoretical analysis, and optimal observational strategies. Building instruments capable of addressing specific scientific issues is equally of primary importance. Areas of research include: observations and modelling of structure and emission properties of nearby objects; selection, photometry and spectroscopy of complete samples to faint flux limits; modelling the evolution of stellar populations in galaxies; observation and modelling of the properties of galaxies and of the intergalactic medium in groups and clusters of galaxies; study of interrelations between different classes of extragalactic sources; analysis of background radiations and of ensuing extragalactic sources; analysis of background radiations and of ensuing constraints on evolution. It is essential to gather data from the entire electromagnetic spectrum, as each waveband carries its own crucial information. The network has played an important role in stimulating exchanges and facilitating contacts between experts in different fields and in providing junior researchers with excellent opportunities for high level training. Several junior researchers were given the possibility of working for extended periods (of up to 1 year) with forefront research teams.

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Coordinator

Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova
Address
Vicolo Dell'osservatorio 5
35122 Padova
 

Participants (12)

COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE
Address
Ctr Etudes De Saclay - Orme Des Merisiers - Bat. 7
91191 Gif Sur Yvette
 
DANISH SPACE RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Address
7,Juliane Maries Vej 30
2100 Koepenhagen
 
EUROPEAN SOUTHERN OBSERVATORY
Address
2,Karl-schwarzschild-str. 2
85748 Garching
 
Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften eV
Address
Giessenbachstraße
85748 Garching Bei München
 
OSSERVATORIO ASTRONOMICO DI BRERA
Address
Via Brera 28
20121 Milano
 
Observatoire de Paris-Meudon
Address
5 Place Jules Janssen
92195 Meudon
 
Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna
Address
Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
 
Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma
Address

00100 Roma
 
The Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Oxford
Address
Keble Road
OX1 3RH Oxford
 
Universidad de Cantabria
Address
Avda. De Los Castros
39005 Santander
 
University of Cambridge
Address
Madingley Road
CB3 0HA Cambridge
 
University of Durham
Address
South Road
DH1 3LE Durham