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Advanced Radio Astronomy in Europe (RadioNet)

Start date: Jan 1, 2017, End date: Dec 31, 2020,

RadioNet is a consortium of 28 institutions in Europe, Republic of Korea and South Africa, integrating at European level world-class infrastructures for research in radio astronomy. These include radio telescopes, telescope arrays, data archives and the globally operating European Network for Very Long Baseline Interferometry (EVN). RadioNet is de facto widely regarded to represent the interests o ...
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Optical Infrared Coordination Network for Astronomy (OPTICON)

Start date: Jan 1, 2017, End date: Dec 31, 2020,

... gencies (ESO, ESA) their continuing scientific competitiveness requires a strong community of scientists and technologists distributed across Europe’s nations.OPTICON has a proven record supporting European astrophysical excellence through development of new technologies, through training of new people, through delivering open access to the best infrastructures, and through strategic planning for ...
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Imaging the Event Horizon of Black Holes (BLACKHOLECAM)

Start date: Oct 1, 2014, End date: Sep 30, 2020,

Gravity is successfully described by Einstein’s theory of general relativity (GR), governing the structure of our entire universe. Yet it remains the least understood of all forces in nature, resisting unification with quantum physics. One of the most fundamental predictions of GR are black holes (BHs). Their defining feature is the event horizon, the surface that light cannot escape and where tim ...
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Optical Infrared Co-ordination Network for Astronomy (OPTICON)

Start date: Jan 1, 2013, End date: Dec 31, 2016,

Optical-infrared astronomy in Europe is in a state of transition and opportunity, with the goal of a viable structured European scale community in sight. A strong astronomical community requires access to state of the art infrastructures (telescopes), equipped with the best possible instrumentation, and with that access being open to all on a basis of competitive excellence. Further, the community ...
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Advanced Radio Astronomy in Europe (RADIONET3)

Start date: Jan 1, 2012, End date: Dec 31, 2015,

... I3 that coordinates all of Europe’s leading radio astronomy facilities in an integrated cooperation to achieve transformational improvement in the quality and quantity of the scientific research of European astronomers. RadioNet3 includes 27 partners operating world-class radio telescopes and/or performing cutting-edge R&D in a wide range of technology fields important for radio astronomy.RadioNet ...
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A detailed understanding of the progenitors and explosion physics of Type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia) remains a missing link in their use as cosmological probes. This project aims to address two of the fundamental questions that exist about SNe Ia; is there more than one way to make a SN Ia and how does their observed diversity depends on their progenitor systems and host galaxy environments? ESO will ...
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Coordinating strategic planning for European Astronomy (ASTRONET)

Start date: Jan 1, 2011, End date: Jun 30, 2015,

"Improved cooperation has brought European astronomy to front player, notably through such organisations as ESO and ESA. To continue to excel in a competitive world, Europe must also coordinate national resources in the long term and across borders between disciplines and nations.Accordingly, the goal of ASTRONET is to establish a strategic planning and coordination mechanism for all of European a ...
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Massive star formation with Interferometers: Research with ALMA (MIRA)

Start date: Mar 1, 2013, End date: Feb 28, 2015,

... ly important for Europe to have highly qualified astronomers with expertise in sub-mm interferometry, who can fully exploit the unprecedented capabilities of ALMA. MIRA will be carried out at the European Southern Observatory (ESO), which leads the European contribution to the construction of ALMA. This fellowship will allow the applicant not only to transfer the knowledge and expertise gained at ...
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ESO Fellowship Programme for ALMA (ESO-FEL-ALMA08)

Start date: Feb 1, 2009, End date: Jan 31, 2013,

"The Atacama Large Millimetre/submillimetre Array (ALMA) is the major global project for ground-based astrophysics currently under construction. Europe, through the European Organization for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere (ESO), is one of the three major partners of this project. ALMA will start Early Science operations in 2010 and Full Science operations in 2012. When complete ...
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Optical Infrared Coordination Network for Astronomy (OPTICON)

Start date: Jan 1, 2009, End date: Dec 31, 2012,

"The Optical Infrared Coordination Network for astronomy brings together all the national and international agencies and organisations which fund, support, develop and operate Europe's facilities for optical and infrared astronomy, both night-time - callsical astronomy- and daytime - solar astronomy. Opticon provides a framework allowing joint action to improve the quality of Europe's infrastructu ...
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Euro-VO International Cooperation Empowerment (EuroVO-ICE)

Start date: Sep 1, 2010, End date: Aug 31, 2012,

... ss the whole range of astronomical research topics. VObs is embraced as a world-wide community-based initiative with the potential to transform and restructure the way astronomy research is done. The European Virtual Observatory, Euro-VO, is the European implementation of this idea. The astronomical VObs is undergoing significant evolution with the beginning of its operational phase. Some activiti ...
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For the last 30 years astronomers have been grappling with issues pertaining to the elemental abundance measurements of star-forming regions, since these nebulae are key to probing the chemical composition of distant galaxies. Pressing problems remain, however, in our interpretation and understanding of the emission line spectra of Galactic and extragalactic regions of massive star formation. The ...
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Advanced Radio Astronomy in Europe (RadioNet-FP7)

Start date: Jan 1, 2009, End date: Jun 30, 2012,

... d together ALL of Europe's leading radio astronomy facilities to produce a focused, coherent and integrated proposals that will significantly enhance the quality and quantity of science performed by European astronomers. RadioNet FP7 has 25 partners. They range from operators of major radio telescope facilities to laboratories that specialise in micro-electronics. This proposal has brought these ...
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... ing data volumes as detectors get bigger and more complex, raises a number of problems for the builders, the operators and the users as well.The remoteness of the facilities makes the travelling from European home institutions difficult and expensive.Information Technologies can offer a solution to these problems, provided the necessary infrastructure and tools are put in place.The strategic objec ...
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Euro-VO Astronomical Infrastructure for Data Access (EuroVO-AIDA)

Start date: Feb 1, 2008, End date: Jul 31, 2010,

EuroVO-AIDA aims at unifying the digital data collections of European astronomy, integrating their access mechanisms with evolving e-technologies, and enhancing the science extracted from these datasets. The concept of a Virtual Observatory (VObs) is that all the world's astronomical data should feel like it sits on the astronomer's desk top, analysable with a user selected workbench of tools and ...
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In the last 5 years the Science Case for a European Extremely Large Telescope, has been established by the European astronomical community. In 2010 the E-ELT Project shall be ready for decision to build, with in particular a detailed scientific Design Reference Mission, a secured site, reliable expected performance, cost and timeline, analysis of the project risks and associated mitigation plans a ...
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