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Understanding our Galactic ecosystem: From the disk of the Milky Way to the formation sites of stars and planets

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 855130

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 May 2020

  • End date

    30 April 2026

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 12 659 177,50

  • EU contribution

    € 12 659 177,25

Hosted by:

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

Project description

English EN

Understanding our galactic ecosystem

The EU-funded ECOGAL project brings together research groups from Germany, France, and Italy, working in the fields of observational astronomy, numerical astrophysics, instrument development and astroinformatics. Combining high-resolution multi-wavelengths astronomical observation with multi-scale computer simulations, they will develop a unifying predictive model for the formation of stars and planets in our Milky Way. Their primary goal is to develop a comprehensive understanding of the Galaxy as one complex ‘ecosystem’, governed by a multitude of feedback loops that drive its dynamical evolution. This represents a paradigm shift in astronomy and astrophysics, where models that treat the constituents of the Galaxy in equilibrium and consider the various scales in isolation have reached clear limits. The ECOGAL team will identify the initial and boundary conditions for structure formation across all relevant scales and create a complete inventory of the conditions conducive to the birth of stars and planets in our cosmic home, the Milky Way.

Host institution

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

Address

Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15

France

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 3 272 637,50

Beneficiaries (6)

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 3 272 637,50

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI ASTROFISICA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 2 474 451

EUROPEAN SOUTHERN OBSERVATORY - ESO EUROPEAN ORGANISATION FOR ASTRONOMICAL RESEARCH IN THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 3 542 965

RUPRECHT-KARLS-UNIVERSITAET HEIDELBERG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 2 718 498,75

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 362 500

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 288 125

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 855130

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 May 2020

  • End date

    30 April 2026

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 12 659 177,50

  • EU contribution

    € 12 659 177,25

Hosted by:

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France