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The Swift GRB Host Galaxy Legacy Survey: Understanding the Link between GRBs and Star Formation from the Nearby to the Early Universe

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Project "SHOALS" data sheet

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Organization address
address: NORREGADE 10
postcode: 1165

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 Coordinator Country Denmark [DK]
 Project website
 Total cost 200˙194 €
 EC max contribution 200˙194 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2014
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-EF-ST
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-05-15   to  2017-05-14


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET DK (KOBENHAVN) coordinator 200˙194.00


 Project objective

I propose to carry out the Swift Gamma-Ray Burst Host Galaxy Legacy Survey (SHOALS), a multi-national, multi-facility, multi-wavelength effort to characterize the gamma-ray burst host galaxy population and how it connects to other star-forming galaxy populations at high redshift. Gamma-ray bursts represent invaluable tracers of the conditions in distant galaxies and provide a unique means of measuring the contribution of the faintest and highest-redshift galaxies to stellar mass assembly, yet we still do not understand what their progenitor system is or what environmental influences cause GRBs to explode more frequently in certain types of galaxies than others. By intensively charactering a large population of uniformly-selected GRB hosts across cosmic history, I will disentangle the various factors that may influence GRB production (chemical composition, starburst intensity, population age) and apply these results to better understanding how these violent explosions are produced and how we can use them to better understand the earliest phases of galaxy evolution.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2017 Daniel A. Perley, Thomas Krühler, Patricia Schady, Michał J. Michałowski, Christina C. Thöne, Dirk Petry, John F. Graham, Jochen Greiner, Sylvio Klose, Steve Schulze, Sam Kim
A Revised Host Galaxy Association for GRB 020819B: A High-Redshift Dusty Starburst, Not a Low-Redshift Gas-Poor Spiral
published pages: , ISSN: 1745-3933, DOI: 10.1093/mnrasl/slw221
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 2019-07-24
2017 Daniel A. Perley, Jens Hjorth, Nial R. Tanvir, Richard A. Perley
Late-Time VLA Reobservations Rule Out ULIRG-Like Host Galaxies For Most Pre-Swift Long-Duration Gamma-Ray Bursts
published pages: , ISSN: 0035-8711, DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stw2789
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 2019-07-24
2017 O. Yaron, D. A. Perley, A. Gal-Yam, J. H. Groh, A. Horesh, E. O. Ofek, S. R. Kulkarni, J. Sollerman, C. Fransson, A. Rubin, P. Szabo, N. Sapir, F. Taddia, S. B. Cenko, S. Valenti, I. Arcavi, D. A. Howell, M. M. Kasliwal, P. M. Vreeswijk, D. Khazov, O. D. Fox, Y. Cao, O. Gnat, P. L. Kelly, P. E. Nugent, A. V. Filippenko, R. R. Laher, P. R. Wozniak, W. H. Lee, U. D. Rebbapragada, K. Maguire, M. Sullivan, M. T. Soumagnac
Confined dense circumstellar material surrounding a regular type II supernova
published pages: 510-517, ISSN: 1745-2473, DOI: 10.1038/nphys4025
Nature Physics 13/5 2019-07-24
2016 Daniel A. Perley, Robert Quimby, Lin Yan, Paul Vreeswijk, Annalisa De Cia, Ragnhild Lunnan, Avishay Gal-Yam, Ofer Yaron, Alexei V. Filippenko, Melissa L. Graham, Russ Laher, Peter E. Nugent
Host-Galaxy Properties of 32 Low-Redshift Superluminous Supernovae from the Palomar Transient Factory
published pages: , ISSN: 1538-4357, DOI: 10.3847/0004-637X/830/1/13
Astrophysical Journal 2019-07-24
2016 Daniel A. Perley, N. R. Tanvir, J. Hjorth, T. Laskar, E. Berger, R. Chary, A. de Ugarte Postigo, J. P. U. Fynbo, T. Krühler, A. J. Levan, M. J. Michałowski, S. Schulze
The Swift GRB Host Galaxy Legacy Survey - II. Rest-Frame NIR Luminosity Distribution and Evidence for a Near-Solar Metallicity Threshold
published pages: , ISSN: 1538-4357, DOI: 10.3847/0004-637X/817/1/8
Astrophysical Journal 2019-07-24
2016 Daniel A. Perley, T. Krühler, S. Schulze, A. de Ugarte Postigo, J. Hjorth, E. Berger, S. B. Cenko, R. Chary, A. Cucchiara, R. Ellis, W. Fong, J. P. U. Fynbo, J. Gorosabel, J. Greiner, P. Jakobsson, S. Kim, T. Laskar, A. J. Levan, M. J. Michałowski, B. Milvang-Jensen, N. R. Tanvir, C. C. Thöne, K. Wiersema
The Swift Gamma-Ray Burst Host Galaxy Legacy Survey - I. Sample Selection and Redshift Distribution
published pages: , ISSN: 1538-4357, DOI: 10.3847/0004-637X/817/1/7
Astrophysical Journal 2019-07-24

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