PATT Travel for Oxford University

Lead Research Organisation: University of Oxford
Department Name: Oxford Physics


This application seeks funds to cover the cost of travel and subsistence for astronomers from Oxford University to work at and acquire data from telescopes around the world in order to make observations of stars, galaxies and quasars and futher explore the Universe.


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Keel W (2013) Galaxy Zoo: A Catalog of Overlapping Galaxy Pairs for Dust Studies in Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific

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Perez M. S (2009) Inflow and outflow from the accretion disc of the microquasar SS 433: UKIRT spectroscopy in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Duc P (2011) Investigating the Merger Origin of Early-type Galaxies using Ultra-deep Optical Images in Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union

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Krajnovic, D And McDermid, RM And Cappellari, M And Davies, RL (2010) Measuring the Low Mass End of the M center dot - sigma Relation

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Cappellari, M (2010) Measuring the Low Mass End of the M center dot - sigma Relation in HUNTING FOR THE DARK: THE HIDDEN SIDE OF GALAXY FORMATION

Description The grant has enabled Oxford staff members to travel to telescopes around the World, in order to make discoveries about the Universe through observations of stars, galaxies, supernovae and planets. The findings have been published in peer-reviewed journals.
Exploitation Route Scientists make use of the findings by devising new theories of the universe that match the observations, and by devsing new observations to further test those theories. The observations are also used in public talks and events. The results are also used to inform the design of future ground-based and space-based telescopes.
Sectors Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Construction,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections,Other

Description The findings have been published in scientific journals. They have also been used for education purposes and for public outreach events. These activities lead to an increased awareness of astronomy in the general public and potential increase in young people taking up physics at school and university level.
First Year Of Impact 2007
Sector Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Construction,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Other
Impact Types Cultural,Societal