Travel for Edinburgh PATT observers

Lead Research Organisation: University of Edinburgh
Department Name: Sch of Physics and Astronomy


This grant is for provision of travel and subsistence costs to allow astronomers to use telescopes overseas for PATT-approved allocations of observing time. The salary and other costs of the astronomers are funded by other routes.


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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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Driver Simon P. (2009) GAMA: towards a physical understanding of galaxy formation in ASTRONOMY & GEOPHYSICS

Description The research supported under these programmes covered a broad range of astronomy and astrophysics. Probably the most significant achievement has been mapping the cosmological distribution of matter in a range of wavebands, as well as inferring the distribution of dark matter. Thus we can visualise how dark matter pulls together gas and measure the quantity of star formation that results.
Exploitation Route All important results from these grants form part of the academic research literature, and will be elaborated further by interested specialists.
Sectors Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education

Description This research has primarily been of benefit to the academic community. Its main non-academic impact has been in terms of contribution to outreach, especially in the Royal Observatory Edinburgh Visitor Centre.