FISICA

Far Infra-red Space Intereferometer Critical Assessment: Scientific Definition and Technology Development for the Next Generation THz Space Interferometer

 Coordinatore UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON 

 Organization address address: GOWER STREET
city: LONDON
postcode: WC1E 6BT

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Martin
Cognome: Scott
Email: send email
Telefono: 442031000000

 Nazionalità Coordinatore United Kingdom [UK]
 Totale costo 2˙594˙403 €
 EC contributo 1˙996˙585 €
 Programma FP7-SPACE
Specific Programme "Cooperation": Space
 Code Call FP7-SPACE-2012-1
 Funding Scheme CP-FP
 Anno di inizio 2013
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2013-01-01   -   2015-12-31

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

 Organization address address: GOWER STREET
city: LONDON
postcode: WC1E 6BT

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Martin
Cognome: Scott
Email: send email
Telefono: 442031000000

UK (LONDON) coordinator 338˙054.00
2    CARDIFF UNIVERSITY

 Organization address address: Newport Road 30-36
city: CARDIFF
postcode: CF24 ODE

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Nick
Cognome: Bodycombe
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 2 9 20870171
Fax: +44 2 9 20874189

UK (CARDIFF) participant 349˙684.40
3    CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE

 Organization address address: Rue Michel -Ange 3
city: PARIS
postcode: 75794

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Béatrice
Cognome: Saint-Cricq
Email: send email
Telefono: +33 4 91164008
Fax: +33 4 91779304

FR (PARIS) participant 332˙273.20
4    University of Lethbridge

 Organization address address: 4401 University Drive
city: Lethbridge
postcode: T1K 3M4

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Christine
Cognome: Picken
Email: send email
Telefono: +1 403 329 2101
Fax: +1 403 382 7185

CA (Lethbridge) participant 302˙399.20
5    ASSIST IN GRAVITATION AND INSTRUMENTATION (AGI) SRL

 Organization address address: VIA DEL FOSSO DEL CAVALIERE 100
city: ROMA
postcode: 133

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Valerio Antonio
Cognome: Iafolla
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 06 49934391
Fax: +39 06 49934369

IT (ROMA) participant 211˙851.60
6    NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND MAYNOOTH

 Organization address address: CO KILDARE
city: MAYNOOTH

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: John Anthony
Cognome: Murphy
Email: send email
Telefono: +353 1 7083771
Fax: +353 1 7083313

IE (MAYNOOTH) participant 161˙180.40
7    SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL

 Organization address address: Polaris House North Star Avenue
city: SWINDON
postcode: SN2 1SZ

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Rob
Cognome: Ivison
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 131 6688361

UK (SWINDON) participant 143˙726.25
8    ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI ASTROFISICA

 Organization address address: Viale del Parco Mellini 84
city: ROMA
postcode: 136

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Pietro
Cognome: Ubertini
Email: send email
Telefono: 390650000000
Fax: 390650000000

IT (ROMA) participant 85˙359.60
9    GLYNDWR UNIVERSITY/PRIFYSGOL GLYNDWR

 Organization address address: MOLD ROAD PLAS COCH
city: WREXHAM
postcode: LL11 2AW

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Stewart
Cognome: Milne
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 1978 293573

UK (WREXHAM) participant 72˙057.20

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scientific    spatial    technologies    mission    interferometer    fir    infrared    telescope    community    international    definition    interferometers    observations    wavelengths    space    experts    resolution    expertise    borne   

 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'For knowledge to progress in many aspects of astrophysics it is clear that we need to make observations at all wavelengths that at least match the spatial resolution achieved in the optical by the Hubble Space Telescope. This is especially true in the Far Infra-Red waveband (FIR - 30-300 micron - where our atmosphere is opaque) where the necessity of space borne experiments combined with long wavelengths makes achieving high spatial resolution particularly difficult. At present FIR observations lie in a resolution gap of 2 orders of magnitude represented by the James-Webb Space telescope in the mid-infrared on one side and the ALMA interferometer, in the sub-mm, on the other. Only with the development of space borne interferometers can we hope to bridge this divide. This project brings together the leading international experts on FIR space instrumentation and experienced astronomers in a unique collaborative effort to address the development needs of a high resolution FIR observatory through two major activities. Firstly to identify the scientific questions which require high spatial resolution observations in the FIR. We will translate these into the definition of an ambitious space mission and its associated key technologies. At the same time we will study a number of technologies relevant to space interferometers which are at a low Technology Readiness Level. These include free-space beam combination with cryogenic delay lines, deployable low-mass telescopes, accurate satellite position measurement techniques and advanced ground calibration scenarios. We will develop these technologies through a consortium of universities, research establishments and industry which combine the best academic and industrial expertise. The outcome of this work will advance the knowledge and technology required for a future FIR mission, consolidate the scientific community and bring world-wide expertise to the EU consortium. We will promote the results to a wider scientific community through a number of international workshops centred on the definition of a future FIR space mission.'

Introduzione (Teaser)

An EU-funded project has brought together international experts to review the science case for a European-led far infrared (FIR) interferometer based on recent results of the Herschel and Planck space missions.

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