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SUrvey Network for Deep Imaging Analysis and Learning (SUNDIAL)

Start date: Apr 1, 2017, End date: Mar 31, 2021,

Though Big Data has become common in many domains nowadays, the challenges to develop efficient and automated mining of the ever increasing data sets by new generations of data scientists are eminent. These challenges span wide swathes of society, business and research. Astronomers with their high-tech observatories are historically at the forefront of this field, but obviously, the impact in e.g ...
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Optical Infrared Coordination Network for Astronomy (OPTICON)

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

Europe has become a global leader in optical-near infrared astronomy through excellence in space and ground-based experimental and theoretical research. While the major infrastructures are delivered through major national and multi-national agencies (ESO, ESA) their continuing scientific competitiveness requires a strong community of scientists and technologists distributed across Europe’s nations ...
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Understanding the Physics of Inflation is one of the key questions in present-day fundamental cosmology. For this purpose, the study of the polarization of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) anisotropies provide a unique probe to the early Universe. However, it is well-known that foreground signals, and in particular emission from our Galaxy, will be the major limiting factor of the possible c ...
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WHY: 2015 has been named by the United Nations as the International Year of Light (light2015.org). Light has had many obvious benefits for human mankind, but it also poses some relevant threats: the everyday-increasing excess of light thrown by humans to the sky seriously threatens to remove forever one of humanity’s natural wonders, the view of our universe. More importantly, it has also an adver ...
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Gender Equality Network in the European Research Area (GENERA)

Start date: Sep 1, 2015, End date: Aug 31, 2018,

With the main goal to address gender equality in Research & Innovation the proposing GENERA (Gender Equality Network in the European Research Area) consortium has been formed to apply a bottom-up approach to enhance gender equality in the field of physics research as a benchmark for other sciences. Physics is a research field with a low representation of female researchers and a masculine image, s ...
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Getting Ready for EST (GREST)

Start date: Jun 1, 2015, End date: May 31, 2018,

The present project is intended to take the European Solar Telescope (EST) to the next level of development by undertaking crucial activities to improve the performance of current state-of-the-art instrumentation. Legal, industrial and socio-economic issues will also be addressed, as key questions for the attainment of EST. The particular developments and strategic tasks proposed here can be summa ...
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Anomalous Microwave Emission (AME) is potentially polarized in the frequency range [1-100] GHz. The polarization properties of this astrophysical signal have to be characterized and understood completely for one willing to remove Galactic foregrounds in order to detect B-mode polarization for cosmology. The characterization of AME polarization properties is also fundamental in term of Galactic Ast ...
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High-Resolution Solar Physics Network (SOLARNET)

Start date: Apr 1, 2013, End date: Mar 31, 2017,

This project aims at integrating the major European infrastructures in the field of high-resolution solar physics. The following actions will be taken: (i) realise Trans-national Access to external European users; (ii) enhance and spread data acquisition and processing expertise to the Europe-wide community; (iii) increase the impact of high-resolution data by offering science-ready data and facil ...
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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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"The broad scientific objective of the SPIA proposal is to understand the magnetism of the Sun and stars and to establish connections between the magnetic activity in sub-surface layers and its manifestation in the outer atmosphere. The complex interactions in magnetized stellar plasmas are best studied via numerical simulations, a new powerful method of research that appeared in astrophysics with ...
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Observations of oscillations on the solar and stellar surfaces have emerged as a unique and extremely powerful tool to gain information on, and understanding of, the processes in the Sun and stars, and the origin of the variability in the solar and stellar output.Through helio- and asteroseismology detailed inferences of the internal structure and rotation of the Sun, and extensive information on ...
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Some of the most important open questions in astrophysics concern how and when active galactic nuclei (AGN) are triggered, and how important they are in the evolution of galaxies.In order to understand these processes and interpret the results found for AGN at cosmological distances, it is fundamental to account for the structure of their central engines in the local universe. This includes the un ...
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Detailed Anatomy of Galaxies (DAGAL)

Start date: Apr 1, 2012, End date: Mar 31, 2016,

We propose an ambitious network based on a combination of training through high-level astrophysical research and a comprehensive package of complimentary skills training. Our network exploits a unique data set: a combination of very deep mid-infrared imaging of over 2300 local galaxies which we are obtaining with the Spitzer Space Telescope, with ground- and space-based UV, optical, and radio data ...
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Solar filaments are prominent cold and dense structures of plasma suspended in the hot corona. They are called prominences when observed above the solar limb. Despite they were probably the first solar features to be observed, the magnetic structure of solar filaments is still largely unknown, being their determination a fundamental problem for Solar Physics. The reason is the lack of chromospheri ...
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Sounding Stars with Kepler (ASK)

Start date: May 1, 2011, End date: Dec 31, 2015,

The NASA space mission Kepler is providing continuous high-precision photometry of thousands of stars. The aim of Kepler is the discovery of Earth-size planets around stars similar to the Sun, and a thorough study of the continuum of planetary systems in the Universe.Because of their unprecedented precision, the Kepler data act as a precious source of information for various astrophysical studies ...
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GLObal Robotic telescopes Intelligent Array for e-Science (GLORIA)

Start date: Oct 1, 2011, End date: Sep 30, 2014,

GLORIA is an innovative citizen-science network of robotic telescopes, which will give free access and research to a virtual community via the Internet. The GLORIA partners will offer access to a growing collection of robotic telescopes via a Web 2.0 environment - 17 telescopes on 4 continents by the project's end.\nThe GLORIA partners can do this because most of the telescopes are already robotiz ...
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Black holes and neutron stars (compact objects) attracting matter from their surroundings are known to launch continuous jets of matter and energy that are released at close to the speed of light, but the physical process of jet formation is, after 30 years of research, still poorly understood. We (both myself and members of the host institution) have recently and independently identified the sign ...
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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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Rocky Planets Around Cool Stars (RoPACS)

Start date: Dec 1, 2008, End date: Nov 30, 2012,

The search for life bearing planets elsewhere is one of the major themes in contemporary astronomy, and much science investment is committed or being directed to seek and study extra-solar planets, with projects like Corot, Kepler, JWST, and Darwin. Previous search efforts focus on finding earth-like planets around Sun-like stars, however, cool stars are by far the most populous potential planet h ...
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lthough strongly interacting and merging galaxies appear to produce the most spectacularand powerful events, they only represent a few percent of all galaxies that we see today. Consequently, a detailed understanding of the internal evolutionary processes (or secular processes) occurring in isolated or weakly interacting galaxies remains essential to account for most of observations, including the ...
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Low mass X-ray binaries are two gravitationally bound stars where the secondary is a normal solar type like star and the primary a compact object, i.e. a black hole or neutron star. Matter is transferred from the secondary, thereby forming an accretion disk around the compact object that gives rise to the X-rays. These systems are excellent laboratories to test several theories, including stellar ...
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EST: The large aperture European Solar Telescope (EST)

Start date: Feb 1, 2008, End date: Jul 31, 2011,

"This is the project definition for the Conceptual Design Study of the large aperture European Solar Telescope (EST). EST is a pan-European project involving 29 partners from 14 different countries. A consortium EAST (European Association for Solar Telescopes) exists with the aim, among others, of undertaking the development of EST, to keep Europe in the frontier of Solar Physics in the world. EST ...
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Research Infrastructures: Foresight and Impact (RIFI)

Start date: Mar 1, 2009, End date: May 31, 2011,

"The RIFI objectives are: - to create a methodology for evaluation of the socio-economic impact of investments in RIs, - to test and improve the elaborated methodology based on its application to several case studies in Romania and Bulgaria (at all the three levels of investment: pan European, regional and national), - to complement the methodology through integrating foresight, and to elaborate o ...
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