Mapping 13 billion years of cosmic history
Radio telescopes will be used to detect the 21 cm emission from neutral hydrogen, in order to map the 3D structure of the Universe, covering 13 billion years of cosmic history. The EU-funded MapItAll project will use the maps to address some of the most important questions in cosmology. For instance, it will explore how fast space is expanding and identify the physical properties of dark energy. MapItAll will also determine how the first stars and galaxies lit up the Universe. The project will develop a statistical analysis that will be able to model all relevant degrees of freedom in the data, simultaneously. This is something that has not been attempted before. As regards the data, it will come from two cutting-edge telescopes (HERA and MeerKAT).
Fields of science
Funding SchemeERC-STG - Starting Grant
M13 9PL Manchester
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