DRAGNET

"DRAGNET: A high-speed, wide-angle camera for catching extreme astrophysical events"

 Coordinatore "STICHTING ASTRON, NETHERLANDS INSTITUTE FOR RADIO ASTRONOMY" 

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 Nazionalità Coordinatore Netherlands [NL]
 Totale costo 1˙964˙587 €
 EC contributo 1˙964˙587 €
 Programma FP7-IDEAS-ERC
Specific programme: "Ideas" implementing the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Community for research, technological development and demonstration activities (2007 to 2013)
 Code Call ERC-2013-StG
 Funding Scheme ERC-SG
 Anno di inizio 2014
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2014-01-01   -   2018-12-31

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

 Organization address address: University Offices, Wellington Square
city: OXFORD
postcode: OX1 2JD

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Gill
Cognome: Wells
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 1865 289800
Fax: +44 1865 289801

UK (OXFORD) beneficiary 250˙200.00
2    "STICHTING ASTRON, NETHERLANDS INSTITUTE FOR RADIO ASTRONOMY"

 Organization address address: Oude Hoogeveensedijk 4
city: DWINGELOO
postcode: 7991PD

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Jason William Thomas
Cognome: Hessels
Email: send email
Telefono: +31 521 595 769
Fax: +31 521 595 101

NL (DWINGELOO) hostInstitution 1˙714˙387.00
3    "STICHTING ASTRON, NETHERLANDS INSTITUTE FOR RADIO ASTRONOMY"

 Organization address address: Oude Hoogeveensedijk 4
city: DWINGELOO
postcode: 7991PD

contact info
Titolo: Mrs.
Nome: Janneke
Cognome: Wubs-Komdeur
Email: send email
Telefono: +31 521 595 224
Fax: +31 521 595 101

NL (DWINGELOO) hostInstitution 1˙714˙387.00

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neutron    astrophysical    telescope    radio    world    lofar    extreme    phenomena    fast    dragnet    magnetic    pulsars    transients    universe    stars   

 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'Looking up on a starry night, it’s easy to imagine that the Universe is unchanging. In reality, however, the Universe is teeming with activity: there are massive explosions from accreting black holes, bright radio flashes from ultra-magnetic pulsars, and likely other spectacles that have so far escaped our prying eyes. These fleeting events can happen faster than the blink of an eye and, importantly, they trace the most extreme astrophysical phenomena. Catching these rare performances poses a major challenge for observational astronomers, but the scientific payoff is well worth the effort.

With this proposal, I will mould the Low-Frequency Array (LOFAR) telescope into DRAGNET, the world's premier high-speed, wide-angle camera for radio astronomy. Radio waves are a unique and powerful way of investigating the most extreme astrophysical processes. With DRAGNET I will characterize the rate of fast radio transients, i.e. astrophysical bursts lasting less than a second, and search for new astrophysical phenomena in this largely unexplored domain. This has the potential to give us transformative insight into the extremes of gravity and dense matter. Alongside this, I will simultaneously monitor hundreds of radio-emitting neutron stars (pulsars) on a regular basis. This will allow me to understand why some neutron stars pulse regularly, while others show rapid switches in their emission properties. This will address the physics behind the strongest magnetic fields in the Universe.

I have led the construction of LOFAR's high-time-resolution observing capabilities; in this project I will capitalize on that investment and do cutting-edge science that is beyond the reach of any other existing telescope. Simply put, this project will establish a world-leading research group in the emerging field of fast radio transients and will crystallize the wide-field radio telescope as an essential tool for unveiling the bustling activity that makes our Universe so interesting to study.'

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