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Illuminating the darkness with precision maps of neutral hydrogen across cosmic time

Project description

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).

Host institution

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
Net EU contribution
€ 1 444 378,71
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
United Kingdom

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Region
North West (England) Greater Manchester Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 1 444 378,71

Beneficiaries (2)

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 1 444 378,71
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester

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Region
North West (England) Greater Manchester Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 1 444 378,71
QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 221 423,29
Address
327 Mile End Road
E1 4NS London
Region
London Inner London — East Tower Hamlets
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 221 423,29