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Latin American Chinese European Galaxy Formation Network

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.
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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)

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UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE MADRID

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 148 500

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 162 000

UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 112 500

THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 58 500

FUNDACION CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS DE FISICA DEL COSMOS DE ARAGON

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 76 500

RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 121 500

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 126 000

HITS GGMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 112 500

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI ASTROFISICA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 112 500

Partners (7)

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CONSEJO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS Y TECNICAS (CONICET)

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE

UNIVERSIDAD ANDRES BELLO

UNIVERSIDAD DE LOS ANDES FUNDACION

UNIVERSIDADE DE SAO PAULO

UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL AUTONOMA DE MEXICO

National Astronomical Observatories, CAS

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 734374

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 March 2017

  • End date

    28 February 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 561 500

  • EU contribution

    € 1 350 000

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM

United Kingdom