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Unraveling the origin of the Initial Mass Function

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Project "COSMIC-DANCE" data sheet

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Organization address
postcode: 33000

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 Coordinator Country France [FR]
 Project website
 Total cost 1˙859˙413 €
 EC max contribution 1˙859˙413 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2015-CoG
 Funding Scheme ERC-COG
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-10-01   to  2021-09-30


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSITE DE BORDEAUX FR (BORDEAUX) coordinator 1˙859˙413.00


 Project objective

Despite the tremendous progress achieved over the past decade, the study of stellar formation is far from complete. We have not yet measured the minimum mass for star formation, nor the shape of the IMF down to the least massive free-floating planets, or know how universal this shape is. Although clusters are the building blocks of galaxies, little is known about their early dynamical evolution and dispersal into the field. The main culprit for this state of affairs is the high level of contamination and incompleteness in the sub-stellar regime, even for the best photometric and astrometric surveys. COSMIC-DANCE aims at overcoming these drawbacks and revealing the shape of the IMF with a precision and completeness surpassing current and foreseeable surveys of the next 15 years. We will: 1) Measure: using a groundbreaking, proven and so far unique method I designed, we will measure proper motions with an accuracy comparable to Gaia but 5 magnitudes deeper, reaching the planetary mass domain, and, critically, piercing through the dust obscured young clusters inaccessible to Gaia’s optical sensors. 2) Discover: feeding these proper motions and the multi-wavelength photometry to innovative hyper-dimensional data mining techniques, we will securely identify cluster members within the millions of sources of the COSMIC-DANCE database, complemented by Gaia at the bright end, to obtain the final census over the entire mass spectrum for 20 young nearby clusters, the end of a 60-year quest. 3) Understand: by providing conclusive empirical constraints over a broad parameter space unaccessible to current state-of-the-art surveys on the much debated respective contributions of evolutionary effects (dynamics, feedback and competitive accretion) and initial conditions (core properties) to the shape and bottom of the IMF, the most fundamental and informative product of star formation, with essential bearings on many areas of general astrophysics.


List of deliverables.
ORDP: Open Research Data Pilot Open Research Data Pilot 2019-09-23 11:46:13

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of COSMIC-DANCE deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2018 J. Olivares, L. M. Sarro, E. Moraux, A. Berihuete, H. Bouy, S. Hernández-Jiménez, E. Bertin, P. A. B. Galli, N. Huelamo, J. Bouvier, D. Barrado
The seven sisters DANCe
published pages: A15, ISSN: 0004-6361, DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201730972
Astronomy & Astrophysics 617 2019-12-16
2019 N. Miret-Roig, H. Bouy, J. Olivares, L. M. Sarro, M. Tamura, L. Allen, E. Bertin, S. Serre, A. Berihuete, Y. Beletsky, D. Barrado, N. Huélamo, J.-C. Cuillandre, E. Moraux, J. Bouvier
IC 4665 DANCe
published pages: A57, ISSN: 0004-6361, DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201935518
Astronomy & Astrophysics 631 2019-12-16
2019 J. Olivares, H. Bouy, L. M. Sarro, N. Miret-Roig, A. Berihuete, E. Bertin, D. Barrado, N. Huélamo, M. Tamura, L. Allen, Y. Beletsky, S. Serre, J.-C. Cuillandre
Ruprecht 147 DANCe
published pages: A115, ISSN: 0004-6361, DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201834924
Astronomy & Astrophysics 625 2019-09-23
2017 P. A. B. Galli, E. Moraux, H. Bouy, J. Bouvier, J. Olivares, R. Teixeira
A revised moving cluster distance to the Pleiades open cluster
published pages: A48, ISSN: 0004-6361, DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201629239
Astronomy & Astrophysics 598 2019-09-23
2018 Miret-Roig, N. Bouy, H. Olivares, J.
Unravelling the luminosity distribution of IC 4665
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SF2A-2018: Proceedings of the Annual meeting of the French Society of Astronomy and Astrophysics 2019-09-23
2019 Miret-Roig, Núria; Bouy, Hervé; Olivares, Javier
Comprehensive study of IC4665
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.2637736
The Gaia Universe (53rd ESLAB symposium) 2 2019-09-23

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