Short-term visitors programme for Bristol Astrophysics

Lead Research Organisation: University of Bristol
Department Name: Physics

Abstract

The Bristol Astrophysics Group has concentrated its research on the origins, growth, and structure of the largest-scale objects in the Universe: galaxies and clusters of galaxies. The Group conducts surveys using radio, infra-red, optical, and X-ray telescopes to search for young galaxies and clusters at high redshift - which means that the objects are both very distant in the Universe, and are being seen a long time in the past, when they were young. Studies of these young objects should then show more evidence of how they formed than studies of galaxies and clusters closer to us (and hence older). The question of how the younger objects develop into the clusters and galaxies that we see today is also important, and here it appears that much complicated physics to do with gas flows, galaxy and cluster collisions, and the energy release from black holes is relevant. Sometimes rare events, such as outbursts from so-called 'active' galaxies or major collisions, change the properties of the galaxies and clusters dramatically. In between these events, slower processes allow the galaxies and clusters to settle back towards an almost-steady, but ultimately unstable, state. Since the physics is complicated, we are engaged in many projects aiming to disentangle the problems and understand what processes are most important, and what are their consequences. Because the Bristol Astrophysics Group is small, it is important that it works closely with its collaborators to study these complicated problems. Visitors to the Group are, therefore, of great importance to the research of the Group, and this proposal requests funding to bring collaborators to Bristol to work with Group members. At the same time, this helps to extend the range of astrophysics to which Group research students and post-doctoral research fellows are exposed, and transfers ideas to our collaborators' institutions.

Organisations

Publications

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Driver S (2011) Galaxy and Mass Assembly (GAMA): survey diagnostics and core data release GAMA in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Hopkins A (2013) Galaxy And Mass Assembly (GAMA): spectroscopic analysis in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Johansson D (2010) Submillimeter galaxies behind the Bullet cluster (1E 0657-56) in Astronomy and Astrophysics

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Kelvin L (2012) Galaxy And Mass Assembly (GAMA): Structural Investigation of Galaxies via Model Analysis GAMA: sigma in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

 
Description This grant funded travel to Bristol by collaborators and international visitors, often to complete research papers, or to construct proposals for observing time, or to discuss future possibilities. Most visitors contributed to the education of graduate students while they visited, by giving a research seminar, or interacting directly with students. Specific research publications are shown later.
Exploitation Route The research outputs are available for use by astronomers world-wide, and some are helping to motivate the formation of a new astronomy research centre in Baja California. Collaborations with our visitor from Mexico are continuing and should lead to access to new observational facilities.
Sectors Education

 
Description Visits from collaborators in Taiwan led to some planning for operation of the AMiBA telescope, and the development of some software for investigating AGN feedback to the intracluster medium. Visits from collaborators in Mexico led to major progress on understanding data on lensing in the Bullet Cluster, and showed our collaborators in Sweden how to analyse the data that we had gained from the ATCA. Visits by Stanway helped complete papers on the gas contents of high-redshift galaxies. Visits by collaborators at Culham helped to develop methods for dealing with distributed particle acceleration which acted as the basis for several final-year undergraduate student projects. Visits by Dulwich improved software used on the Coldrick telescope, and allowed it to be debugged in preparation for its survey for new water masers A visit by Jaffe led to the completion of work on cooling gas in clusters. Several visits also contributed to the completion of work on GAMA survey papers.
Sector Education
Impact Types Cultural

 
Description AMiBA collaboration 
Organisation Academia Sinica
Department Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Country Taiwan, Province of China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Diagnosis of issues in the design of AMiBA, suggestions for solutions, close collaboration on data analysis, co-authorship of papers (including much revision of English), design of some observing campaigns.
Collaborator Contribution Access to AMiBA, access to Subaru, travel and subsistence expenses in Hilo and Taipei.
Impact Multiple publications; large number of PhD students in Taipei trained on project.
 
Description GAMA 
Organisation Australian Astronomical Observatory
Country Australia 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Observations, optical image analysis, spectroscopic analysis, clustering properties
Collaborator Contribution Observation, image and spectroscopic analysis, luminosity and correlation functions,
Impact Many publications.
 
Description GAMA 
Organisation Australian National University (ANU)
Department Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Observations, optical image analysis, spectroscopic analysis, clustering properties
Collaborator Contribution Observation, image and spectroscopic analysis, luminosity and correlation functions,
Impact Many publications.
 
Description GAMA 
Organisation Cardiff University
Department School of Physics and Astronomy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Observations, optical image analysis, spectroscopic analysis, clustering properties
Collaborator Contribution Observation, image and spectroscopic analysis, luminosity and correlation functions,
Impact Many publications.
 
Description GAMA 
Organisation Carnegie Institution for Science (CIS)
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Observations, optical image analysis, spectroscopic analysis, clustering properties
Collaborator Contribution Observation, image and spectroscopic analysis, luminosity and correlation functions,
Impact Many publications.
 
Description GAMA 
Organisation Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO)
Country Chile 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Observations, optical image analysis, spectroscopic analysis, clustering properties
Collaborator Contribution Observation, image and spectroscopic analysis, luminosity and correlation functions,
Impact Many publications.
 
Description GAMA 
Organisation Durham University
Department Institute for Computational Cosmology
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Observations, optical image analysis, spectroscopic analysis, clustering properties
Collaborator Contribution Observation, image and spectroscopic analysis, luminosity and correlation functions,
Impact Many publications.
 
Description GAMA 
Organisation European Southern Observatory (ESO)
Country Germany 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Observations, optical image analysis, spectroscopic analysis, clustering properties
Collaborator Contribution Observation, image and spectroscopic analysis, luminosity and correlation functions,
Impact Many publications.
 
Description GAMA 
Organisation Imperial College London
Department Astrophysics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Observations, optical image analysis, spectroscopic analysis, clustering properties
Collaborator Contribution Observation, image and spectroscopic analysis, luminosity and correlation functions,
Impact Many publications.
 
Description GAMA 
Organisation International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR)
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Observations, optical image analysis, spectroscopic analysis, clustering properties
Collaborator Contribution Observation, image and spectroscopic analysis, luminosity and correlation functions,
Impact Many publications.
 
Description GAMA 
Organisation Leiden University
Department Leiden Observatory
Country Netherlands 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Observations, optical image analysis, spectroscopic analysis, clustering properties
Collaborator Contribution Observation, image and spectroscopic analysis, luminosity and correlation functions,
Impact Many publications.
 
Description GAMA 
Organisation Liverpool John Moores University
Department Astrophysics Research Institute
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Observations, optical image analysis, spectroscopic analysis, clustering properties
Collaborator Contribution Observation, image and spectroscopic analysis, luminosity and correlation functions,
Impact Many publications.
 
Description GAMA 
Organisation Max Planck Society
Department Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics
Country Germany 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Observations, optical image analysis, spectroscopic analysis, clustering properties
Collaborator Contribution Observation, image and spectroscopic analysis, luminosity and correlation functions,
Impact Many publications.
 
Description GAMA 
Organisation Max Planck Society
Department Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics
Country Germany 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Observations, optical image analysis, spectroscopic analysis, clustering properties
Collaborator Contribution Observation, image and spectroscopic analysis, luminosity and correlation functions,
Impact Many publications.
 
Description GAMA 
Organisation Monash University
Department School of Physics and Astronomy
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Observations, optical image analysis, spectroscopic analysis, clustering properties
Collaborator Contribution Observation, image and spectroscopic analysis, luminosity and correlation functions,
Impact Many publications.
 
Description GAMA 
Organisation Queen Mary University of London
Department School of Physics and Astronomy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Observations, optical image analysis, spectroscopic analysis, clustering properties
Collaborator Contribution Observation, image and spectroscopic analysis, luminosity and correlation functions,
Impact Many publications.
 
Description GAMA 
Organisation Swinburne University of Technology
Department Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Observations, optical image analysis, spectroscopic analysis, clustering properties
Collaborator Contribution Observation, image and spectroscopic analysis, luminosity and correlation functions,
Impact Many publications.
 
Description GAMA 
Organisation University of Barcelona
Department Institute for Space Studies of Catalonia (IEEC)
Country Spain 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Observations, optical image analysis, spectroscopic analysis, clustering properties
Collaborator Contribution Observation, image and spectroscopic analysis, luminosity and correlation functions,
Impact Many publications.
 
Description GAMA 
Organisation University of Birmingham
Department School of Physics and Astronomy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Observations, optical image analysis, spectroscopic analysis, clustering properties
Collaborator Contribution Observation, image and spectroscopic analysis, luminosity and correlation functions,
Impact Many publications.
 
Description GAMA 
Organisation University of British Columbia
Country Canada 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Observations, optical image analysis, spectroscopic analysis, clustering properties
Collaborator Contribution Observation, image and spectroscopic analysis, luminosity and correlation functions,
Impact Many publications.
 
Description GAMA 
Organisation University of Canterbury
Department Department of Physics and Astronomy
Country New Zealand 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Observations, optical image analysis, spectroscopic analysis, clustering properties
Collaborator Contribution Observation, image and spectroscopic analysis, luminosity and correlation functions,
Impact Many publications.
 
Description GAMA 
Organisation University of Central Lancashire
Department Jeremiah Horrocks Institute for Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Observations, optical image analysis, spectroscopic analysis, clustering properties
Collaborator Contribution Observation, image and spectroscopic analysis, luminosity and correlation functions,
Impact Many publications.
 
Description GAMA 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Department Institute for Astronomy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Observations, optical image analysis, spectroscopic analysis, clustering properties
Collaborator Contribution Observation, image and spectroscopic analysis, luminosity and correlation functions,
Impact Many publications.
 
Description GAMA 
Organisation University of Nottingham
Department School of Physics and Astronomy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Observations, optical image analysis, spectroscopic analysis, clustering properties
Collaborator Contribution Observation, image and spectroscopic analysis, luminosity and correlation functions,
Impact Many publications.
 
Description GAMA 
Organisation University of Oxford
Department Department of Physics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Observations, optical image analysis, spectroscopic analysis, clustering properties
Collaborator Contribution Observation, image and spectroscopic analysis, luminosity and correlation functions,
Impact Many publications.
 
Description GAMA 
Organisation University of Portsmouth
Department Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation (ICG)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Observations, optical image analysis, spectroscopic analysis, clustering properties
Collaborator Contribution Observation, image and spectroscopic analysis, luminosity and correlation functions,
Impact Many publications.
 
Description GAMA 
Organisation University of Sao Paulo
Department Institute Of Astronomy
Country Brazil 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Observations, optical image analysis, spectroscopic analysis, clustering properties
Collaborator Contribution Observation, image and spectroscopic analysis, luminosity and correlation functions,
Impact Many publications.
 
Description GAMA 
Organisation University of St Andrews
Department School of Physics and Astronomy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Observations, optical image analysis, spectroscopic analysis, clustering properties
Collaborator Contribution Observation, image and spectroscopic analysis, luminosity and correlation functions,
Impact Many publications.
 
Description GAMA 
Organisation University of Sussex
Department Astronomy Centre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Observations, optical image analysis, spectroscopic analysis, clustering properties
Collaborator Contribution Observation, image and spectroscopic analysis, luminosity and correlation functions,
Impact Many publications.
 
Description GAMA 
Organisation University of Sydney
Department Sydney Institute for Astronomy
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Observations, optical image analysis, spectroscopic analysis, clustering properties
Collaborator Contribution Observation, image and spectroscopic analysis, luminosity and correlation functions,
Impact Many publications.
 
Description GAMA 
Organisation University of Waterloo
Department Department of Physics & Astronomy
Country Canada 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Observations, optical image analysis, spectroscopic analysis, clustering properties
Collaborator Contribution Observation, image and spectroscopic analysis, luminosity and correlation functions,
Impact Many publications.
 
Description GAMA 
Organisation University of the Western Cape
Department Department of Physics
Country South Africa 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Observations, optical image analysis, spectroscopic analysis, clustering properties
Collaborator Contribution Observation, image and spectroscopic analysis, luminosity and correlation functions,
Impact Many publications.
 
Description H-ATLAS 
Organisation California Institute of Technology
Department Caltech Astronomy
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Science analysis; proposal writing and editing; follow-up observing and interpretation; paper editing.
Collaborator Contribution Primary observing set-up; data analysis; science analysis; catalogue and image preparation; paper writing and editing.
Impact Many papers; those in which we had a substantive role are given in the publications section.
Start Year 2008
 
Description H-ATLAS 
Organisation Cardiff University
Department School of Physics and Astronomy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Science analysis; proposal writing and editing; follow-up observing and interpretation; paper editing.
Collaborator Contribution Primary observing set-up; data analysis; science analysis; catalogue and image preparation; paper writing and editing.
Impact Many papers; those in which we had a substantive role are given in the publications section.
Start Year 2008
 
Description H-ATLAS 
Organisation Durham University
Department Department of Physics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Science analysis; proposal writing and editing; follow-up observing and interpretation; paper editing.
Collaborator Contribution Primary observing set-up; data analysis; science analysis; catalogue and image preparation; paper writing and editing.
Impact Many papers; those in which we had a substantive role are given in the publications section.
Start Year 2008
 
Description H-ATLAS 
Organisation Imperial College London
Department Astrophysics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Science analysis; proposal writing and editing; follow-up observing and interpretation; paper editing.
Collaborator Contribution Primary observing set-up; data analysis; science analysis; catalogue and image preparation; paper writing and editing.
Impact Many papers; those in which we had a substantive role are given in the publications section.
Start Year 2008
 
Description H-ATLAS 
Organisation Joint Astronomy Centre
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Science analysis; proposal writing and editing; follow-up observing and interpretation; paper editing.
Collaborator Contribution Primary observing set-up; data analysis; science analysis; catalogue and image preparation; paper writing and editing.
Impact Many papers; those in which we had a substantive role are given in the publications section.
Start Year 2008
 
Description H-ATLAS 
Organisation Joint Institute for VLBI in Europe (JIVE)
Country Netherlands 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Science analysis; proposal writing and editing; follow-up observing and interpretation; paper editing.
Collaborator Contribution Primary observing set-up; data analysis; science analysis; catalogue and image preparation; paper writing and editing.
Impact Many papers; those in which we had a substantive role are given in the publications section.
Start Year 2008
 
Description H-ATLAS 
Organisation Leiden University
Department Leiden Observatory
Country Netherlands 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Science analysis; proposal writing and editing; follow-up observing and interpretation; paper editing.
Collaborator Contribution Primary observing set-up; data analysis; science analysis; catalogue and image preparation; paper writing and editing.
Impact Many papers; those in which we had a substantive role are given in the publications section.
Start Year 2008
 
Description H-ATLAS 
Organisation Max Planck Society
Department Max Planck Institute for Astronomy
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Science analysis; proposal writing and editing; follow-up observing and interpretation; paper editing.
Collaborator Contribution Primary observing set-up; data analysis; science analysis; catalogue and image preparation; paper writing and editing.
Impact Many papers; those in which we had a substantive role are given in the publications section.
Start Year 2008
 
Description H-ATLAS 
Organisation McGill University
Department Department of Physics
Country Canada 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Science analysis; proposal writing and editing; follow-up observing and interpretation; paper editing.
Collaborator Contribution Primary observing set-up; data analysis; science analysis; catalogue and image preparation; paper writing and editing.
Impact Many papers; those in which we had a substantive role are given in the publications section.
Start Year 2008
 
Description H-ATLAS 
Organisation National Institute of Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics
Country Mexico 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Science analysis; proposal writing and editing; follow-up observing and interpretation; paper editing.
Collaborator Contribution Primary observing set-up; data analysis; science analysis; catalogue and image preparation; paper writing and editing.
Impact Many papers; those in which we had a substantive role are given in the publications section.
Start Year 2008
 
Description H-ATLAS 
Organisation Open University
Department School of Physical Sciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Science analysis; proposal writing and editing; follow-up observing and interpretation; paper editing.
Collaborator Contribution Primary observing set-up; data analysis; science analysis; catalogue and image preparation; paper writing and editing.
Impact Many papers; those in which we had a substantive role are given in the publications section.
Start Year 2008
 
Description H-ATLAS 
Organisation Queen's University Belfast
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Science analysis; proposal writing and editing; follow-up observing and interpretation; paper editing.
Collaborator Contribution Primary observing set-up; data analysis; science analysis; catalogue and image preparation; paper writing and editing.
Impact Many papers; those in which we had a substantive role are given in the publications section.
Start Year 2008
 
Description H-ATLAS 
Organisation University College London
Department Mullard Space Science Laboratory
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Science analysis; proposal writing and editing; follow-up observing and interpretation; paper editing.
Collaborator Contribution Primary observing set-up; data analysis; science analysis; catalogue and image preparation; paper writing and editing.
Impact Many papers; those in which we had a substantive role are given in the publications section.
Start Year 2008
 
Description H-ATLAS 
Organisation University of British Columbia
Country Canada 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Science analysis; proposal writing and editing; follow-up observing and interpretation; paper editing.
Collaborator Contribution Primary observing set-up; data analysis; science analysis; catalogue and image preparation; paper writing and editing.
Impact Many papers; those in which we had a substantive role are given in the publications section.
Start Year 2008
 
Description H-ATLAS 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department Institute of Astronomy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Science analysis; proposal writing and editing; follow-up observing and interpretation; paper editing.
Collaborator Contribution Primary observing set-up; data analysis; science analysis; catalogue and image preparation; paper writing and editing.
Impact Many papers; those in which we had a substantive role are given in the publications section.
Start Year 2008
 
Description H-ATLAS 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Department Institute for Astronomy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Science analysis; proposal writing and editing; follow-up observing and interpretation; paper editing.
Collaborator Contribution Primary observing set-up; data analysis; science analysis; catalogue and image preparation; paper writing and editing.
Impact Many papers; those in which we had a substantive role are given in the publications section.
Start Year 2008
 
Description H-ATLAS 
Organisation University of Groningen
Country Netherlands 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Science analysis; proposal writing and editing; follow-up observing and interpretation; paper editing.
Collaborator Contribution Primary observing set-up; data analysis; science analysis; catalogue and image preparation; paper writing and editing.
Impact Many papers; those in which we had a substantive role are given in the publications section.
Start Year 2008
 
Description H-ATLAS 
Organisation University of Leicester
Department Department of Physics & Astronomy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Science analysis; proposal writing and editing; follow-up observing and interpretation; paper editing.
Collaborator Contribution Primary observing set-up; data analysis; science analysis; catalogue and image preparation; paper writing and editing.
Impact Many papers; those in which we had a substantive role are given in the publications section.
Start Year 2008
 
Description H-ATLAS 
Organisation University of Manchester
Department Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Science analysis; proposal writing and editing; follow-up observing and interpretation; paper editing.
Collaborator Contribution Primary observing set-up; data analysis; science analysis; catalogue and image preparation; paper writing and editing.
Impact Many papers; those in which we had a substantive role are given in the publications section.
Start Year 2008
 
Description H-ATLAS 
Organisation University of Nottingham
Department School of Physics and Astronomy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Science analysis; proposal writing and editing; follow-up observing and interpretation; paper editing.
Collaborator Contribution Primary observing set-up; data analysis; science analysis; catalogue and image preparation; paper writing and editing.
Impact Many papers; those in which we had a substantive role are given in the publications section.
Start Year 2008
 
Description H-ATLAS 
Organisation University of Oxford
Department Department of Physics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Science analysis; proposal writing and editing; follow-up observing and interpretation; paper editing.
Collaborator Contribution Primary observing set-up; data analysis; science analysis; catalogue and image preparation; paper writing and editing.
Impact Many papers; those in which we had a substantive role are given in the publications section.
Start Year 2008
 
Description H-ATLAS 
Organisation University of Sussex
Department Astronomy Centre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Science analysis; proposal writing and editing; follow-up observing and interpretation; paper editing.
Collaborator Contribution Primary observing set-up; data analysis; science analysis; catalogue and image preparation; paper writing and editing.
Impact Many papers; those in which we had a substantive role are given in the publications section.
Start Year 2008
 
Description H-ATLAS 
Organisation University of Toronto
Department Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics
Country Canada 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Science analysis; proposal writing and editing; follow-up observing and interpretation; paper editing.
Collaborator Contribution Primary observing set-up; data analysis; science analysis; catalogue and image preparation; paper writing and editing.
Impact Many papers; those in which we had a substantive role are given in the publications section.
Start Year 2008