By combining mid-infrared light with optical and near-infrared observations one can find the most distant objects in the Universe, right back to the start of cosmic time. That is because the expansion of the Universe causes the light emitted by receding objects to be shifted towards the red. For the most distant objects, only the… Read More »
The objective of this internship is to make a measurement of the cosmic magnification effect in prototype Euclid deep field data. Background ESA’s Euclid satellite aims to uncover the nature of dark matter and dark energy by precisely measuring shapes and positions of a billion galaxies taken with the wide-field VIS camera. Dark matter induces… Read More »
UltraVISTA is a deep near-infrared survey on the COSMOS field, and this article describes work underway at CALET to process the fourth UltraVISTA data release, DR4. DR4 is on-track to be publicly released world-wide at the end of 2018 via the ESO archive centre. Some background The UltraVISTA survey started in 2009 as one of… Read More »
This week (11-15 June 2018) we are attending the Euclid consortium meeting in Bonn. We will be explaining of course why the CALET project is important for a space-based observatories like Euclid!
So, what is the origin of cosmic structures? In particular, the walls, sheets and filaments composed of galaxies and galaxy clusters? Although the seeding of these structures by tiny fluctuations in the cosmic microwave background remains our dominant paradigm for galaxy formation, there are still — of course — unanswered questions. In particular, what role… Read More »