Visiting Fellowships at Durham

Lead Research Organisation: Durham University
Department Name: Physics

Abstract

This application seeks support to continue the successful visitors programme that we have conducted at Durham since 1983. This application covers the entire spectrum of astronomical research at Durham which includes extragalactic astronomy, cosmology, astronomical instrumentation, gamma-ray astronomy and high energy astrophysics. The current grant has supported 97 visitors over a 2.5 year period and had led to 111 joint refereed publications involving Durham researchers and visitors. Examples of research projects involving visitors are: the Virgo Consortium's programme of simulations of the formation of structure in the universe; theoretical modelling of galaxy formation; observational studies of young massive galaxies undergoing huge starbursts; investigation of accretion processes onto black holes of a wide range of sizes, from a few to a billion solar masses; the effects of the growth of supermassive black holes on forming galaxies; observations of groups and clusters at early stages of formation; the detection and interpretation of very high energy gamma rays from exotic objects including microquasars; the design of new instruments for existing telescopes like the Very Large Telescopes and future ones like the projected Extremely Large Telescope.

Organisations

Publications

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Almeida C (2008) Luminous red galaxies in hierarchical cosmologies in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Alpaslan M (2014) Galaxy and Mass Assembly (GAMA): fine filaments of galaxies detected within voids in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters

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Angulo R (2009) The fate of substructures in cold dark matter haloes in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Angulo R (2014) Extending the halo mass resolution of N-body simulations in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Arnalte-Mur P (2014) The ALHAMBRA survey: evolution of galaxy clustering since z ~ 1 in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Austermann J (2010) AzTEC half square degree survey of the SHADES fields â?? I. Maps, catalogues and source counts in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Babul, A (2007) Quantifying "Feedback" in cool core and non-cool core clusters in HEATING VERSUS COOLING IN GALAXIES AND CLUSTERS OF GALAXIES

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Baldry I (2014) Galaxy And Mass Assembly (GAMA): AUTOZ spectral redshift measurements, confidence and errors in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Balogh M (2014) The GEEC2 spectroscopic survey of Galaxy groups at 0.8 < z < 1 in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

 
Description This grant has enabled a wide range of developments including:
i) Developing a model that explains the formation and structure of the stellar haloes that surround the Milky Way and other nearby galaxies as the result of the tidal stripping of stars from accreted satellite galaxies.
ii) Establishing that the accretion discs around the black hold of AGN are correlated with the orientation of their surrounding host galaxy.
iii) Demonstrating that Cold Dark Matter model generates dark matter substructures whose properties are compatible with the
kinematic data of the dwarf galaxies surrounding the Milky Way.
iv) Developed a fast method of computing the spectral energy distributions of model galaxies by employing machine learning techniques.
v) Developed a technique to compute the imprint of intervening cosmic structure of the Cosmic Microwave Background.
Exploitation Route Enables:
i) Making detailed predictions of the statistics of stellar haloes that can be tested by future ground and space based facilities.
ii) Can be used to constrain the models of the growth of black holes and their accretion discs.
iii) Can be used to rule out alternatives to the Cold Dark Matter model of structure formation.
iv) Can be used to build large mock catalogues of galaxies with realistic spectral energy distributions which are needed to
complement the analysis of future galaxy redshift surveys and investigate the environmental impact on galaxy formation.
v) Can be used to allow theoretical models to be analysed in the same way as observational data in order to use the Cosmic Microwave Background to set additional constraints on models of cosmic structure formation.
Sectors Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Other

URL http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2010MNRAS.407..201C
 
Description Our many findings have been discussed in used by others in many subsequent scientific articles. In addition our work stellar haloes has motivated innovative wide angle ground and space borne telescopes to image the diffuse stellar haloes around nearby galaxies in order to test this key prediction of the Cold Dark Matter model.
First Year Of Impact 2012
Sector Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Other
Impact Types Cultural,Societal

 
Description High Performance Computing: The Virgo Consortium
Amount £1,684,000 (GBP)
Funding ID ST/H008519/1 
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2009 
End 03/2012
 
Description Visiting Fellowships at Durham 2011-2014
Amount £72,426 (GBP)
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2011 
End 03/2014
 
Description Euclid 
Organisation European Space Agency
Country France 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Euclid is an ESA mission to map the geometry of the dark Universe. The mission will investigate the distance-redshift relationship and the evolution of cosmic structures by measuring shapes and redshifts of galaxies and clusters of galaxies out to redshifts ~2, or equivalently to a look-back time of 10 billion years. In this way, Euclid will cover the entire period over which dark energy played a significant role in accelerating the expansion.
Collaborator Contribution Euclid is an ESA mission to map the geometry of the dark Universe. The mission will investigate the distance-redshift relationship and the evolution of cosmic structures by measuring shapes and redshifts of galaxies and clusters of galaxies out to redshifts ~2, or equivalently to a look-back time of 10 billion years. In this way, Euclid will cover the entire period over which dark energy played a significant role in accelerating the expansion.
Impact Not yet
Start Year 2010
 
Description GAMA: Galaxy And Mass Assembly survey 
Organisation University of Sydney
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution GAMA is a major redshift and multi-wavelength survey started in 2008 and for which we are still actively collecting data using 2dF and AAOmega on the Anglo-Australian Telescope. GAMA is governed by formal and informal agreements.
Collaborator Contribution Publication of 40 GAMA refereed papers
Impact Publication of 40 GAMA refereed papers
Start Year 2009
 
Description HST Legacy Extragalactic UV Survey (LEGUS) 
Organisation University of Massachusetts
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I am part of a large HST Legacy Extragalactic UV Survey (LEGUS). The collaboration started in 2013, and it is still active. The first paper from the collaboration was recently accepted (Calzetti et al., 2014 AJ in press). As part of the collaboration, I am contributing to the data analysis and modeling.
Collaborator Contribution The collaboration has also a rich outreach programme: one highlight is the realization of 3D models with different textures to help visually impaired students to learn about galaxies.
Impact See webpage https://legus.stsci.edu/
Start Year 2013
 
Description Herschel ATLAS consortium 
Organisation Cardiff University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Research projects analysing data from Herschel-ATLAS survey, to investigate dependence of galaxy far-IR luminosities and star formation rates on environment in low-redshift universe.
Collaborator Contribution Contributions by other partners: planning and data reduction for Herschel-ATLAS survey.
Impact 1 paper published by us so far: Guo et al 2011, MNRAS 412, 2277 "Which haloes host Herschel-ATLAS galaxies in the local Universe?"
Start Year 2008
 
Description Herschel ATLAS consortium 
Organisation University of Canterbury
Country New Zealand 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Research projects analysing data from Herschel-ATLAS survey, to investigate dependence of galaxy far-IR luminosities and star formation rates on environment in low-redshift universe.
Collaborator Contribution Contributions by other partners: planning and data reduction for Herschel-ATLAS survey.
Impact 1 paper published by us so far: Guo et al 2011, MNRAS 412, 2277 "Which haloes host Herschel-ATLAS galaxies in the local Universe?"
Start Year 2008
 
Description Lunar radar collaboration 
Organisation National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Produced a paper submitted to Icarus
Collaborator Contribution Produced a paper submitted to Icarus
Impact Produced a paper submitted to Icarus
Start Year 2013
 
Description Moon-forming Impact simulation collaboration 
Organisation Los Alamos National Laboratory
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution produced a conference proceedings
Collaborator Contribution produced a conference proceedings
Impact produced a conference proceedings
Start Year 2013
 
Description Moon-forming Impact simulation collaboration 
Organisation National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution produced a conference proceedings
Collaborator Contribution produced a conference proceedings
Impact produced a conference proceedings
Start Year 2013
 
Description Moon-forming Impact simulation collaboration 
Organisation University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC)
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution produced a conference proceedings
Collaborator Contribution produced a conference proceedings
Impact produced a conference proceedings
Start Year 2013
 
Description Neutron spectroscopy collaboration 
Organisation Johns Hopkins University
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Has produced a paper in press at JGR Planets
Collaborator Contribution research contributions
Impact Has produced a paper in press at JGR Planets
Start Year 2013
 
Description Neutron spectroscopy collaboration 
Organisation National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Has produced a paper in press at JGR Planets
Collaborator Contribution research contributions
Impact Has produced a paper in press at JGR Planets
Start Year 2013
 
Description Neutron spectroscopy collaboration 
Organisation Planetary Science Institute - Arizona
Country United States 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Has produced a paper in press at JGR Planets
Collaborator Contribution research contributions
Impact Has produced a paper in press at JGR Planets
Start Year 2013
 
Description Pan-STARRS 
Organisation Harvard University
Department Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Pan-STARRS is an international collaboration, involving teams in Germany (Heidelberg and Munich), the USA (Harvard, Hawaii, Johns Hopkins) and the UK (Durham, Edinburgh, Belfast) to exploit data from the novel PS1 telescope.
Impact White paper, outreach materials
Start Year 2008
 
Description Pan-STARRS 
Organisation Harvard University
Department Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Pan-STARRS is an international collaboration, involving teams in Germany (Heidelberg and Munich), the USA (Harvard, Hawaii, Johns Hopkins) and the UK (Durham, Edinburgh, Belfast) to exploit data from the novel PS1 telescope.
Collaborator Contribution na
Impact Many collaborative papers published in scientific journals; Astronomical Survey data beign made public via a database at the Hubble Space Telescope Science Institute
Start Year 2008
 
Description Pan-STARRS 
Organisation Johns Hopkins University
Department Department of Physics & Astronomy
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Pan-STARRS is an international collaboration, involving teams in Germany (Heidelberg and Munich), the USA (Harvard, Hawaii, Johns Hopkins) and the UK (Durham, Edinburgh, Belfast) to exploit data from the novel PS1 telescope.
Impact White paper, outreach materials
Start Year 2008
 
Description Pan-STARRS 
Organisation Johns Hopkins University
Department Department of Physics & Astronomy
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Pan-STARRS is an international collaboration, involving teams in Germany (Heidelberg and Munich), the USA (Harvard, Hawaii, Johns Hopkins) and the UK (Durham, Edinburgh, Belfast) to exploit data from the novel PS1 telescope.
Collaborator Contribution na
Impact Many collaborative papers published in scientific journals; Astronomical Survey data beign made public via a database at the Hubble Space Telescope Science Institute
Start Year 2008
 
Description Pan-STARRS 
Organisation Max Planck Society
Country Germany 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Pan-STARRS is an international collaboration, involving teams in Germany (Heidelberg and Munich), the USA (Harvard, Hawaii, Johns Hopkins) and the UK (Durham, Edinburgh, Belfast) to exploit data from the novel PS1 telescope.
Impact White paper, outreach materials
Start Year 2008
 
Description Pan-STARRS 
Organisation Max Planck Society
Country Germany 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Pan-STARRS is an international collaboration, involving teams in Germany (Heidelberg and Munich), the USA (Harvard, Hawaii, Johns Hopkins) and the UK (Durham, Edinburgh, Belfast) to exploit data from the novel PS1 telescope.
Collaborator Contribution na
Impact Many collaborative papers published in scientific journals; Astronomical Survey data beign made public via a database at the Hubble Space Telescope Science Institute
Start Year 2008
 
Description Pan-STARRS 
Organisation Queen Mary University of London
Department School of Physics and Astronomy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Pan-STARRS is an international collaboration, involving teams in Germany (Heidelberg and Munich), the USA (Harvard, Hawaii, Johns Hopkins) and the UK (Durham, Edinburgh, Belfast) to exploit data from the novel PS1 telescope.
Collaborator Contribution na
Impact Many collaborative papers published in scientific journals; Astronomical Survey data beign made public via a database at the Hubble Space Telescope Science Institute
Start Year 2008
 
Description Pan-STARRS 
Organisation Queen Mary University of London
Department School of Physics and Astronomy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Pan-STARRS is an international collaboration, involving teams in Germany (Heidelberg and Munich), the USA (Harvard, Hawaii, Johns Hopkins) and the UK (Durham, Edinburgh, Belfast) to exploit data from the novel PS1 telescope.
Impact White paper, outreach materials
Start Year 2008
 
Description Pan-STARRS 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Department Institute for Astronomy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Pan-STARRS is an international collaboration, involving teams in Germany (Heidelberg and Munich), the USA (Harvard, Hawaii, Johns Hopkins) and the UK (Durham, Edinburgh, Belfast) to exploit data from the novel PS1 telescope.
Collaborator Contribution na
Impact Many collaborative papers published in scientific journals; Astronomical Survey data beign made public via a database at the Hubble Space Telescope Science Institute
Start Year 2008
 
Description Pan-STARRS 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Department Institute for Astronomy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Pan-STARRS is an international collaboration, involving teams in Germany (Heidelberg and Munich), the USA (Harvard, Hawaii, Johns Hopkins) and the UK (Durham, Edinburgh, Belfast) to exploit data from the novel PS1 telescope.
Impact White paper, outreach materials
Start Year 2008
 
Description Pan-STARRS 
Organisation University of Hawaii
Department Institute for Astronomy
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Pan-STARRS is an international collaboration, involving teams in Germany (Heidelberg and Munich), the USA (Harvard, Hawaii, Johns Hopkins) and the UK (Durham, Edinburgh, Belfast) to exploit data from the novel PS1 telescope.
Impact White paper, outreach materials
Start Year 2008
 
Description Pan-STARRS 
Organisation University of Hawaii
Department Institute for Astronomy
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Pan-STARRS is an international collaboration, involving teams in Germany (Heidelberg and Munich), the USA (Harvard, Hawaii, Johns Hopkins) and the UK (Durham, Edinburgh, Belfast) to exploit data from the novel PS1 telescope.
Collaborator Contribution na
Impact Many collaborative papers published in scientific journals; Astronomical Survey data beign made public via a database at the Hubble Space Telescope Science Institute
Start Year 2008
 
Description Probing the origin of the accelerated expansion of our Universe 
Organisation National Astronomical Observatories of China
Country China 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Sharing my simulation data and helping interpreting their analysis outputs of the data, test various theories to explain the cosmic acceleration
Collaborator Contribution expertise in various areas of analysing simulation data and helps in making connections with observations
Impact We analysed a variety of cosmological probes of the origin of the acceleration and assessed their viability, potential and possible difficulties.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Probing the origin of the accelerated expansion of our Universe 
Organisation National Institute for Astrophysics
Country Italy 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Sharing my simulation data and helping interpreting their analysis outputs of the data, test various theories to explain the cosmic acceleration
Collaborator Contribution expertise in various areas of analysing simulation data and helps in making connections with observations
Impact We analysed a variety of cosmological probes of the origin of the acceleration and assessed their viability, potential and possible difficulties.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Probing the origin of the accelerated expansion of our Universe 
Organisation Ohio State University
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Sharing my simulation data and helping interpreting their analysis outputs of the data, test various theories to explain the cosmic acceleration
Collaborator Contribution expertise in various areas of analysing simulation data and helps in making connections with observations
Impact We analysed a variety of cosmological probes of the origin of the acceleration and assessed their viability, potential and possible difficulties.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Probing the origin of the accelerated expansion of our Universe 
Organisation Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
Country Chile 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Sharing my simulation data and helping interpreting their analysis outputs of the data, test various theories to explain the cosmic acceleration
Collaborator Contribution expertise in various areas of analysing simulation data and helps in making connections with observations
Impact We analysed a variety of cosmological probes of the origin of the acceleration and assessed their viability, potential and possible difficulties.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Probing the origin of the accelerated expansion of our Universe 
Organisation Seoul National University
Country Korea, Republic of 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Sharing my simulation data and helping interpreting their analysis outputs of the data, test various theories to explain the cosmic acceleration
Collaborator Contribution expertise in various areas of analysing simulation data and helps in making connections with observations
Impact We analysed a variety of cosmological probes of the origin of the acceleration and assessed their viability, potential and possible difficulties.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Probing the origin of the accelerated expansion of our Universe 
Organisation University of Zurich
Country Switzerland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Sharing my simulation data and helping interpreting their analysis outputs of the data, test various theories to explain the cosmic acceleration
Collaborator Contribution expertise in various areas of analysing simulation data and helps in making connections with observations
Impact We analysed a variety of cosmological probes of the origin of the acceleration and assessed their viability, potential and possible difficulties.
Start Year 2013
 
Description SCUBA-2 Cosmology Legacy Survey 
Organisation Durham University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The SCUBA2 Cosmology Legacy Survey (S2CLS) is a collaboration of ~100 scientists across the three partner countries who run the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (JCMT): Canada, the UK and the Netherlands (with a few individuals based in other countries). The survey will exploit the immense increase in mapping speed, fidelity and sensitivity of the new SCUBA2 submillimeter camera on the JCMT.
Collaborator Contribution n/a
Impact outcomes in last year: published 1 paper: The SCUBA-2 Cosmology Legacy Survey: blank-field number counts of 450-?-selected galaxies and their contribution to the cosmic infrared background Geach, J. E.; et al MNRAS 432, 53
 
Description The Ordered Universe 
Organisation University of Oxford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution AHRC funding: network grant
Collaborator Contribution Each team member, from whatever discipline, contributes to editions, translations, analyses and presentations. In so doing, we are pioneering new ways of working across and between our disciplines. Trusting one another, and learning to learn from the past have presented creative demands. We have challenged academic and public preconceptions regarding the value of past science as 'irrelevant'. Funding for the project has been provided by Durham University's Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, the Arts and Humanities Research Council, UK, and the Mahfouz Foundation for Interdisciplinary Research, Pembroke College, Oxford
Impact Bringing together a unique configuration of natural scientists, social scientists and arts and humanities scholars, the project integrates the conceptual tools of modern science with the textual methods of the humanities to explore the richness of Grosseteste's thought. Our translations, many for the first time, and which incorporate the groundbreaking concept of translation into mathematics, enable wider access to this wonderful mind, compelling us to make new assessments of his perceptive and inventive imagination.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Training opportunities for postgraduate students in Durham 
Organisation Johns Hopkins University
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Vince Eke: I collaborate with researchers at NASA Ames Research Centre, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, the Planetary Science Institute in Tucson, Los Alamos National Lab and Washington University in St Louis on analysis of radar, gamma ray and neutron remote sensing data of other solar system bodies, and numerical simulations of giant impacts in the early solar system. These ongoing informal academic collaborations have been active for up to 8 years. They provide training opportunities for postgraduate students in Durham, as well as access to data that are not publicly available.
Collaborator Contribution I make contributions that range from ideas for areas to study, through technical expertise and data analysis, to paper writing and giving talks, as do the other members of the collaborations.
Impact All of these collaborations have produced conference proceedings and led to talks at international conferences. Almost all have led to papers in the major peer-reviewed planetary science journals.
Start Year 2006
 
Description Training opportunities for postgraduate students in Durham 
Organisation Los Alamos National Laboratory
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Vince Eke: I collaborate with researchers at NASA Ames Research Centre, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, the Planetary Science Institute in Tucson, Los Alamos National Lab and Washington University in St Louis on analysis of radar, gamma ray and neutron remote sensing data of other solar system bodies, and numerical simulations of giant impacts in the early solar system. These ongoing informal academic collaborations have been active for up to 8 years. They provide training opportunities for postgraduate students in Durham, as well as access to data that are not publicly available.
Collaborator Contribution I make contributions that range from ideas for areas to study, through technical expertise and data analysis, to paper writing and giving talks, as do the other members of the collaborations.
Impact All of these collaborations have produced conference proceedings and led to talks at international conferences. Almost all have led to papers in the major peer-reviewed planetary science journals.
Start Year 2006
 
Description Training opportunities for postgraduate students in Durham 
Organisation National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Department NASA Ames Exploration Center
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Vince Eke: I collaborate with researchers at NASA Ames Research Centre, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, the Planetary Science Institute in Tucson, Los Alamos National Lab and Washington University in St Louis on analysis of radar, gamma ray and neutron remote sensing data of other solar system bodies, and numerical simulations of giant impacts in the early solar system. These ongoing informal academic collaborations have been active for up to 8 years. They provide training opportunities for postgraduate students in Durham, as well as access to data that are not publicly available.
Collaborator Contribution I make contributions that range from ideas for areas to study, through technical expertise and data analysis, to paper writing and giving talks, as do the other members of the collaborations.
Impact All of these collaborations have produced conference proceedings and led to talks at international conferences. Almost all have led to papers in the major peer-reviewed planetary science journals.
Start Year 2006
 
Description Training opportunities for postgraduate students in Durham 
Organisation Planetary Science Institute - Arizona
Country United States 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Vince Eke: I collaborate with researchers at NASA Ames Research Centre, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, the Planetary Science Institute in Tucson, Los Alamos National Lab and Washington University in St Louis on analysis of radar, gamma ray and neutron remote sensing data of other solar system bodies, and numerical simulations of giant impacts in the early solar system. These ongoing informal academic collaborations have been active for up to 8 years. They provide training opportunities for postgraduate students in Durham, as well as access to data that are not publicly available.
Collaborator Contribution I make contributions that range from ideas for areas to study, through technical expertise and data analysis, to paper writing and giving talks, as do the other members of the collaborations.
Impact All of these collaborations have produced conference proceedings and led to talks at international conferences. Almost all have led to papers in the major peer-reviewed planetary science journals.
Start Year 2006
 
Description Training opportunities for postgraduate students in Durham 
Organisation University of Washington
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Vince Eke: I collaborate with researchers at NASA Ames Research Centre, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, the Planetary Science Institute in Tucson, Los Alamos National Lab and Washington University in St Louis on analysis of radar, gamma ray and neutron remote sensing data of other solar system bodies, and numerical simulations of giant impacts in the early solar system. These ongoing informal academic collaborations have been active for up to 8 years. They provide training opportunities for postgraduate students in Durham, as well as access to data that are not publicly available.
Collaborator Contribution I make contributions that range from ideas for areas to study, through technical expertise and data analysis, to paper writing and giving talks, as do the other members of the collaborations.
Impact All of these collaborations have produced conference proceedings and led to talks at international conferences. Almost all have led to papers in the major peer-reviewed planetary science journals.
Start Year 2006
 
Description Virgo Consortium for Cosmological Simulations 
Organisation Heidelberg Institute of Technology and Science
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Virgo consortium is the world-leading collaboration on supercomputer simulations of the formation of cosmic structure
Collaborator Contribution --
Impact Publications (see list), outreach materials (see list)
Start Year 2006
 
Description Virgo Consortium for Cosmological Simulations 
Organisation Heidelberg Institute of Technology and Science
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Virgo consortium is the world-leading collaboration on supercomputer simulations of the formation of cosmic structure
Impact Publications (see list), outreach materials (see list)
 
Description Virgo Consortium for Cosmological Simulations 
Organisation Heidelberg Institute of Technology and Science
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Virgo consortium is the world-leading collaboration on supercomputer simulations of the formation of cosmic structure
Impact Publications (see list), outreach materials (see list)
 
Description Virgo Consortium for Cosmological Simulations 
Organisation Leiden University
Department Leiden Observatory
Country Netherlands 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Virgo consortium is the world-leading collaboration on supercomputer simulations of the formation of cosmic structure
Collaborator Contribution --
Impact Publications (see list), outreach materials (see list)
Start Year 2006
 
Description Virgo Consortium for Cosmological Simulations 
Organisation Leiden University
Department Leiden Observatory
Country Netherlands 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Virgo consortium is the world-leading collaboration on supercomputer simulations of the formation of cosmic structure
Impact Publications (see list), outreach materials (see list)
 
Description Virgo Consortium for Cosmological Simulations 
Organisation Leiden University
Department Leiden Observatory
Country Netherlands 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Virgo consortium is the world-leading collaboration on supercomputer simulations of the formation of cosmic structure
Impact Publications (see list), outreach materials (see list)
 
Description Virgo Consortium for Cosmological Simulations 
Organisation Max Planck Society
Department Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics
Country Germany 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Virgo consortium is the world-leading collaboration on supercomputer simulations of the formation of cosmic structure
Impact Publications (see list), outreach materials (see list)
 
Description Virgo Consortium for Cosmological Simulations 
Organisation Max Planck Society
Department Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics
Country Germany 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Virgo consortium is the world-leading collaboration on supercomputer simulations of the formation of cosmic structure
Impact Publications (see list), outreach materials (see list)
 
Description Virgo Consortium for Cosmological Simulations 
Organisation Max Planck Society
Department Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics
Country Germany 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Virgo consortium is the world-leading collaboration on supercomputer simulations of the formation of cosmic structure
Collaborator Contribution --
Impact Publications (see list), outreach materials (see list)
Start Year 2006
 
Description Virgo Consortium for Cosmological Simulations 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department Institute of Astronomy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Virgo consortium is the world-leading collaboration on supercomputer simulations of the formation of cosmic structure
Impact Publications (see list), outreach materials (see list)
 
Description Virgo Consortium for Cosmological Simulations 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department Institute of Astronomy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Virgo consortium is the world-leading collaboration on supercomputer simulations of the formation of cosmic structure
Collaborator Contribution --
Impact Publications (see list), outreach materials (see list)
Start Year 2006
 
Description Virgo Consortium for Cosmological Simulations 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department Institute of Astronomy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Virgo consortium is the world-leading collaboration on supercomputer simulations of the formation of cosmic structure
Impact Publications (see list), outreach materials (see list)
 
Description Virgo Consortium for Cosmological Simulations 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Department Institute for Astronomy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Virgo consortium is the world-leading collaboration on supercomputer simulations of the formation of cosmic structure
Collaborator Contribution --
Impact Publications (see list), outreach materials (see list)
Start Year 2006
 
Description Virgo Consortium for Cosmological Simulations 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Department Institute for Astronomy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Virgo consortium is the world-leading collaboration on supercomputer simulations of the formation of cosmic structure
Impact Publications (see list), outreach materials (see list)
 
Description Virgo Consortium for Cosmological Simulations 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Department Institute for Astronomy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Virgo consortium is the world-leading collaboration on supercomputer simulations of the formation of cosmic structure
Impact Publications (see list), outreach materials (see list)
 
Description Virgo Consortium for Cosmological Simulations 
Organisation University of Manchester
Department School of Physics and Astronomy Manchester
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Virgo consortium is the world-leading collaboration on supercomputer simulations of the formation of cosmic structure
Impact Publications (see list), outreach materials (see list)
 
Description Virgo Consortium for Cosmological Simulations 
Organisation University of Manchester
Department School of Physics and Astronomy Manchester
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Virgo consortium is the world-leading collaboration on supercomputer simulations of the formation of cosmic structure
Impact Publications (see list), outreach materials (see list)
 
Description Virgo Consortium for Cosmological Simulations 
Organisation University of Manchester
Department School of Physics and Astronomy Manchester
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Virgo consortium is the world-leading collaboration on supercomputer simulations of the formation of cosmic structure
Collaborator Contribution --
Impact Publications (see list), outreach materials (see list)
Start Year 2006
 
Description Virgo Consortium for Cosmological Simulations 
Organisation University of Nottingham
Department School of Physics and Astronomy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Virgo consortium is the world-leading collaboration on supercomputer simulations of the formation of cosmic structure
Impact Publications (see list), outreach materials (see list)
 
Description Virgo Consortium for Cosmological Simulations 
Organisation University of Nottingham
Department School of Physics and Astronomy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Virgo consortium is the world-leading collaboration on supercomputer simulations of the formation of cosmic structure
Impact Publications (see list), outreach materials (see list)
 
Description Virgo Consortium for Cosmological Simulations 
Organisation University of Nottingham
Department School of Physics and Astronomy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Virgo consortium is the world-leading collaboration on supercomputer simulations of the formation of cosmic structure
Collaborator Contribution --
Impact Publications (see list), outreach materials (see list)
Start Year 2006
 
Description Virgo Consortium for Cosmological Simulations 
Organisation University of Sussex
Department Astronomy Centre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Virgo consortium is the world-leading collaboration on supercomputer simulations of the formation of cosmic structure
Impact Publications (see list), outreach materials (see list)
 
Description Virgo Consortium for Cosmological Simulations 
Organisation University of Sussex
Department Physics and Astronomy Department
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Virgo consortium is the world-leading collaboration on supercomputer simulations of the formation of cosmic structure
Impact Publications (see list), outreach materials (see list)
 
Description Virgo Consortium for Cosmological Simulations 
Organisation University of Sussex
Department Physics and Astronomy Department
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Virgo consortium is the world-leading collaboration on supercomputer simulations of the formation of cosmic structure
Collaborator Contribution --
Impact Publications (see list), outreach materials (see list)
Start Year 2006