MSSL/UCL Astrophysics Consolidated Grant 2016-2019

Lead Research Organisation: University College London
Department Name: Mullard Space Science Laboratory

Abstract

This consolidated grant application comprises a portfolio of related projects across the fields of astrophysics and instrumentation.

The astrophysics projects are in three strands: high energy astrophysics; galaxy formation & evolution; and cosmology. These each have a direct and influential connection with the space facilities by which each field is or will be transformed. This is the particular advantage held by the Group, providing a noteworthy dimension to the work we propose. However our programme is by no means limited by MSSL hardware exploitation or even the exploitation of missions flying our hardware. Rather, every route available is considered, including ground-based facilities, when gathering the data necessary to understand the science questions that we address and that have been identified by STFC as being important. The Consolidated Grant also sets the foundation for the expoitation of future missions including JWST, Euclid, PLATO, Athena (and, potentially, LOFT), in which we have significant roles.

Our instrumentation research is focused on the development of novel, miniaturised <0.1K coolers.

We present twelve projects, aligned with these four fields of expertise. In order, these are three cases in high energy astrophysics/extreme gravity environments (Zane (2), Wu); four cases in galaxy formation and evolution (one of which links also to the high-energy astrophysics theme) (Page, Kawata, Cropper, Ferreras), three in cosmology (McEwen, Kitching (2)); and a technical case for the further development of a cryogenic cooler (Hepburn), which is an investment in a critical space technology for the future. This set of projects is chosen to take forward the core research activity of the Group. There is also an outreach request (Green) to ensure the outcomes of these projects are taken to the wider community.

Planned Impact

Beneficiaries:

Members of the UK Science Community, particularly those in Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology, but also those in the statistical methods, numerical methods, imaging techniques and signal processing communities. Those engaged in space instrumentation development both within academia and industry, especially detector manufacturers e2v.

Relevance, and how the benefit will accrue:

The broad relevance of the work in the proposed projects lies in the extension of knowledge and understanding of the Cosmos, which is evidently of almost universal interest. There are also specific relevances in cryogenic engineering (project 2.11), and in signal processing (2.8), with medium-term commercial opportunities. Space science is an inspirational subject and its promotion has real benefit to the UK economy through greater interest in STEM subjects (the outreach project 2.12) and a generally greater understanding of science and technology amongst the public. Space projects stimulated by space science inquiry lead to direct industrial benefit, enhanced technology, influence and national kudos. MSSL-UCL, is, through its space instrumentation programme (not requested in this grant except for 2.11) and international links to aerospace companies and national agencies, especially engaged in knowledge transfer at all levels, and in a particularly advantaged position to promote these (evidence for this is given in section A.3).

The outcomes from these proposed projects will be analyses and conclusions arising from the work in the projects, and will be published in open access learned journals, and so acccessible to all. The benefits will initially accrue to other scientists in the fields addressed in the projects, and then, made known to the wider public as and where possible. UCL has embraced the concept of Open Access.

Examples of specific activities designed to increase impact include:

1) the cooperative engagement of the biomedical and signal processing communities with the astronomical through the BASP meetings (see case) to share and enhance the capability for fundamental information theory approaches in the statistical treatment of surveys and imaging, given noise, biases and incomplete data. This has wide-reaching implications for treatment of extremely large datasets, with applicability in many disciplines, from the financial to engineering to medical and the public policy sphere.

2) the engagement with the financial and big-data sector (Kaggle and Winton Capital) to enhance the principles of algorithmic development to analyse crowd-sourced inputs from large surveys of galaxy images (see case);

3) through the Euclid work (project 2.10) identifying with exquisite detail the extent to which large astronomic surveys can inform detector characteristics (systematic effects, radiation, noise behaviour) to be provided through the instrumentation team to CCD manufacturers e2v;

4) a development in cryogenic coolers to reduce them from large and cumbersome pieces of laboratory equipment to provide a complete portable low electrical power cryogenic system in the region of 10 kg rather than ~200 kg as for current systems. Such technology would be very attractive scientifically in small satellites and, beyond, in many other applications in the bio-medical and physical sciences.

Publications

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Abbott B (2017) Multi-messenger Observations of a Binary Neutron Star Merger in The Astrophysical Journal

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Aguirre V (2018) Confirming chemical clocks: asteroseismic age dissection of the Milky Way disk(s) in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Amendola Luca (2018) Cosmology and fundamental physics with the Euclid satellite in Living Reviews in Relativity

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Amendola Luca (2016) Cosmology and Fundamental Physics with the Euclid Satellite in ArXiv e-prints

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Asgari Marika (2016) Flat-Sky Pseudo-Cls Analysis for Weak Gravitational Lensing in ArXiv e-prints

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Aydi E. (2018) Multiwavelength observations of nova SMCN 2016-10a - one of the brightest novae ever observed in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Baba J (2018) Gaia DR1 Evidence of Disrupting the Perseus Arm in The Astrophysical Journal

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Baba Junichi (2018) Gaia DR1 Evidence of Disrupting the Perseus Arm in The Astrophysical Journal

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Barbera Marco (2018) ATHENA X-IFU thermal filters development status toward the end of the instrument phase-A in Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray

 
Description Standard grant
Amount £673,107 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/P022898/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2018 
End 10/2019
 
Description Correlated electronic states for cryogenic refrigeration 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department Department of Physics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Low temperature materials testing of new metallic refrigerants for millikelvin cooling
Collaborator Contribution development of new metallic refrigerants for millikelvin cooling
Impact Non yet early days in the project
Start Year 2016
 
Description Euclid Consortium 
Organisation UK Space Agency
Department Euclid Consortium
Country France 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Science Lead, and Weak Lensing Science Working Group coordinator. Funded PRDA led the weak lensing end-to-end activities and science performance verfication work.
Collaborator Contribution The ESA Euclid consortium provides the general context for this work.
Impact All outcomes are a result of this partnership.
Start Year 2006
 
Description Filter Wheels design and manufacture WP 
Organisation National Institute for Astrophysics
Department Institute for Space Astrophysics and Planetology (IAPS)
Country Italy 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution MSSL leads the design and manufacture of the XIPE filter wheels and control electronics. Together with the detector and the calibration sources, this is one of the three main components of the XIPE focal plane. Other institutions in Europe and China are responsible for the other sub-components of the focal plane
Collaborator Contribution Specifically, the INFN (PIsa) is responsible for the Detector Set (GPD and BEE), IAPS/INAF (Rome) is responsible for the calibration sources. Other minor sub-components and providers related to this activity are: filters (Tsinghua University), HV power supply (Wroclaw University) and Focal Plane Support (University of Valencia)
Impact MICD, CAD model, Development plan and AIT plan, Model philosophy and Subsystem description have started and expected to be completed by the end of the next financial year. Supporting analysis reports and design reports are developed and will be submitted to the MCR
Start Year 2015
 
Description Filter Wheels design and manufacture WP 
Organisation National Institute for Astrophysics
Country Italy 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution MSSL leads the design and manufacture of the XIPE filter wheels and control electronics. Together with the detector and the calibration sources, this is one of the three main components of the XIPE focal plane. Other institutions in Europe and China are responsible for the other sub-components of the focal plane
Collaborator Contribution Specifically, the INFN (PIsa) is responsible for the Detector Set (GPD and BEE), IAPS/INAF (Rome) is responsible for the calibration sources. Other minor sub-components and providers related to this activity are: filters (Tsinghua University), HV power supply (Wroclaw University) and Focal Plane Support (University of Valencia)
Impact MICD, CAD model, Development plan and AIT plan, Model philosophy and Subsystem description have started and expected to be completed by the end of the next financial year. Supporting analysis reports and design reports are developed and will be submitted to the MCR
Start Year 2015
 
Description Filter Wheels design and manufacture WP 
Organisation National Institute for Nuclear Physics
Country Italy 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution MSSL leads the design and manufacture of the XIPE filter wheels and control electronics. Together with the detector and the calibration sources, this is one of the three main components of the XIPE focal plane. Other institutions in Europe and China are responsible for the other sub-components of the focal plane
Collaborator Contribution Specifically, the INFN (PIsa) is responsible for the Detector Set (GPD and BEE), IAPS/INAF (Rome) is responsible for the calibration sources. Other minor sub-components and providers related to this activity are: filters (Tsinghua University), HV power supply (Wroclaw University) and Focal Plane Support (University of Valencia)
Impact MICD, CAD model, Development plan and AIT plan, Model philosophy and Subsystem description have started and expected to be completed by the end of the next financial year. Supporting analysis reports and design reports are developed and will be submitted to the MCR
Start Year 2015
 
Description Filter Wheels design and manufacture WP 
Organisation Tsinghua University China
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution MSSL leads the design and manufacture of the XIPE filter wheels and control electronics. Together with the detector and the calibration sources, this is one of the three main components of the XIPE focal plane. Other institutions in Europe and China are responsible for the other sub-components of the focal plane
Collaborator Contribution Specifically, the INFN (PIsa) is responsible for the Detector Set (GPD and BEE), IAPS/INAF (Rome) is responsible for the calibration sources. Other minor sub-components and providers related to this activity are: filters (Tsinghua University), HV power supply (Wroclaw University) and Focal Plane Support (University of Valencia)
Impact MICD, CAD model, Development plan and AIT plan, Model philosophy and Subsystem description have started and expected to be completed by the end of the next financial year. Supporting analysis reports and design reports are developed and will be submitted to the MCR
Start Year 2015
 
Description Filter Wheels design and manufacture WP 
Organisation University of Valencia
Country Spain 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution MSSL leads the design and manufacture of the XIPE filter wheels and control electronics. Together with the detector and the calibration sources, this is one of the three main components of the XIPE focal plane. Other institutions in Europe and China are responsible for the other sub-components of the focal plane
Collaborator Contribution Specifically, the INFN (PIsa) is responsible for the Detector Set (GPD and BEE), IAPS/INAF (Rome) is responsible for the calibration sources. Other minor sub-components and providers related to this activity are: filters (Tsinghua University), HV power supply (Wroclaw University) and Focal Plane Support (University of Valencia)
Impact MICD, CAD model, Development plan and AIT plan, Model philosophy and Subsystem description have started and expected to be completed by the end of the next financial year. Supporting analysis reports and design reports are developed and will be submitted to the MCR
Start Year 2015
 
Description Filter Wheels design and manufacture WP 
Organisation University of Wroclaw
Country Poland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution MSSL leads the design and manufacture of the XIPE filter wheels and control electronics. Together with the detector and the calibration sources, this is one of the three main components of the XIPE focal plane. Other institutions in Europe and China are responsible for the other sub-components of the focal plane
Collaborator Contribution Specifically, the INFN (PIsa) is responsible for the Detector Set (GPD and BEE), IAPS/INAF (Rome) is responsible for the calibration sources. Other minor sub-components and providers related to this activity are: filters (Tsinghua University), HV power supply (Wroclaw University) and Focal Plane Support (University of Valencia)
Impact MICD, CAD model, Development plan and AIT plan, Model philosophy and Subsystem description have started and expected to be completed by the end of the next financial year. Supporting analysis reports and design reports are developed and will be submitted to the MCR
Start Year 2015
 
Description MSSL-UCL Astrophysics Consolidated Grant 2016-2019 
Organisation University College London
Department Department of Space and Climate Physics (MSSL)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Scientific Research supported by STFC Consolidated Grant
Collaborator Contribution Scientific Research supported by STFC Consolidated Grant
Impact Scientific research. Public outreach
Start Year 2016
 
Description Multiwavelength observing campaign on NGC5548 
Organisation SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research
Country Netherlands 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Contributed to write the successful proposal and to analyse the data.
Collaborator Contribution Leading the collaboration.
Impact Publications (submitted and in preparation).
Start Year 2013
 
Description Multiwavelength observing campaigns of Seyfert galaxies 
Organisation National Institute for Astrophysics
Department Bologna Observatory
Country Italy 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Analysis of some of the data (OM, EPIC and RGS) returned by the XMM-Newton Observatory, dissemination of the results by refereed journal papers and presentations.
Collaborator Contribution Analysis of the rest of the multiwavelength datasets, dissemination of results by refereed journal papers and presentations.
Impact Refereed journal papers, and presentations. There is one discipline (astronomical observing) which is carried out in different wavebands (optical, UV, X-rays).
Start Year 2009
 
Description Multiwavelength observing campaigns of Seyfert galaxies 
Organisation SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research
Country Netherlands 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Analysis of some of the data (OM, EPIC and RGS) returned by the XMM-Newton Observatory, dissemination of the results by refereed journal papers and presentations.
Collaborator Contribution Analysis of the rest of the multiwavelength datasets, dissemination of results by refereed journal papers and presentations.
Impact Refereed journal papers, and presentations. There is one discipline (astronomical observing) which is carried out in different wavebands (optical, UV, X-rays).
Start Year 2009
 
Description Multiwavelength observing campaigns of Seyfert galaxies 
Organisation Space Telescope Science Institute
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Analysis of some of the data (OM, EPIC and RGS) returned by the XMM-Newton Observatory, dissemination of the results by refereed journal papers and presentations.
Collaborator Contribution Analysis of the rest of the multiwavelength datasets, dissemination of results by refereed journal papers and presentations.
Impact Refereed journal papers, and presentations. There is one discipline (astronomical observing) which is carried out in different wavebands (optical, UV, X-rays).
Start Year 2009
 
Description Multiwavelength observing campaigns of Seyfert galaxies 
Organisation Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Country Israel 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Analysis of some of the data (OM, EPIC and RGS) returned by the XMM-Newton Observatory, dissemination of the results by refereed journal papers and presentations.
Collaborator Contribution Analysis of the rest of the multiwavelength datasets, dissemination of results by refereed journal papers and presentations.
Impact Refereed journal papers, and presentations. There is one discipline (astronomical observing) which is carried out in different wavebands (optical, UV, X-rays).
Start Year 2009
 
Description Multiwavelength observing campaigns of Seyfert galaxies 
Organisation University of Geneva
Country Switzerland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Analysis of some of the data (OM, EPIC and RGS) returned by the XMM-Newton Observatory, dissemination of the results by refereed journal papers and presentations.
Collaborator Contribution Analysis of the rest of the multiwavelength datasets, dissemination of results by refereed journal papers and presentations.
Impact Refereed journal papers, and presentations. There is one discipline (astronomical observing) which is carried out in different wavebands (optical, UV, X-rays).
Start Year 2009
 
Description Multiwavelength observing campaigns of Seyfert galaxies 
Organisation University of Grenoble
Country France 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Analysis of some of the data (OM, EPIC and RGS) returned by the XMM-Newton Observatory, dissemination of the results by refereed journal papers and presentations.
Collaborator Contribution Analysis of the rest of the multiwavelength datasets, dissemination of results by refereed journal papers and presentations.
Impact Refereed journal papers, and presentations. There is one discipline (astronomical observing) which is carried out in different wavebands (optical, UV, X-rays).
Start Year 2009
 
Description Principal Investigator for the UK hardware and science contribution to XIPE (ESA M4 candidate) 
Organisation University of Geneva
Department X-ray Imaging Polarimetry Explorer (XIPE)
Country Switzerland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Leading the study of the UK hardware contribution to the XIPE instrument during the assessment phase. Leading the XIPE scientific working group in Strong Magnetism.
Collaborator Contribution Partners of the XIPE mission study involve a team of scientists from EU countries
Impact n/a
Start Year 2014
 
Description SPINS-UK 
Organisation University of East Anglia
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Co-organizer of SPINS-UK, a network of UK scientists working on neutron star science
Collaborator Contribution Co-organizer of SPINS-UK, a network of UK scientists working on neutron star science
Impact Co-organizer of SPINS-UK, a network of UK scientists working on neutron star science
Start Year 2017
 
Description System Engineering for the XIPE M4 candidate 
Organisation European Commission
Department INTAS
Country European Union (EU) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution MSSL leads the thermal systems engineering for XIPE at system level, while other supporting groups in Europe will complete the detailed design and manufacture of single sub-components.
Collaborator Contribution Other supporting groups involve University of Valencia and INTA (Spain), and the INFN (Pisa). Specifically, the INFN -Pisa is responsible for the detector set thermal design, University of Valencia for the thermal design of the Focal Plane Assembly, INTA (Spain) for the Environmental test
Impact A thermal design document will be finalized in view of the MCR
Start Year 2015
 
Description System Engineering for the XIPE M4 candidate 
Organisation National Institute for Nuclear Physics
Country Italy 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution MSSL leads the thermal systems engineering for XIPE at system level, while other supporting groups in Europe will complete the detailed design and manufacture of single sub-components.
Collaborator Contribution Other supporting groups involve University of Valencia and INTA (Spain), and the INFN (Pisa). Specifically, the INFN -Pisa is responsible for the detector set thermal design, University of Valencia for the thermal design of the Focal Plane Assembly, INTA (Spain) for the Environmental test
Impact A thermal design document will be finalized in view of the MCR
Start Year 2015
 
Description System Engineering for the XIPE M4 candidate 
Organisation University of Valencia
Country Spain 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution MSSL leads the thermal systems engineering for XIPE at system level, while other supporting groups in Europe will complete the detailed design and manufacture of single sub-components.
Collaborator Contribution Other supporting groups involve University of Valencia and INTA (Spain), and the INFN (Pisa). Specifically, the INFN -Pisa is responsible for the detector set thermal design, University of Valencia for the thermal design of the Focal Plane Assembly, INTA (Spain) for the Environmental test
Impact A thermal design document will be finalized in view of the MCR
Start Year 2015
 
Description Article written 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article written for coversation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://theconversation.com/how-crashing-neutron-stars-killed-off-some-of-our-best-ideas-about-what-...
 
Description Article written in Conversation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Wrote article for conversation https://theconversation.com/what-would-it-have-been-like-to-witness-the-beginning-of-the-universe-90043
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://theconversation.com/what-would-it-have-been-like-to-witness-the-beginning-of-the-universe-90...
 
Description Conversation article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article written for conversation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://theconversation.com/the-experiments-trying-to-crack-physics-biggest-question-what-is-dark-en...
 
Description First Signs of Weird Quantum Property of Empty Space? - ESO press release 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact ESO press release (followed by several other releases on international press and websites)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Future Perspective in NS polarimetry 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact NAM 2017 Invited Talk
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Future Perspectives in X-ray Polarimetry 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Presentation at the NAM 2017 Royal Astronomical Society Meeting - Dedicated Session on X-ray polarimetry - 3 Jul 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description High Throughput in X-ray Astronomy - Internation Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Member of the Scientific Organization Commetee for the International Scientific Meeting " High Throughput in X-ray Astronomy in the eXTP era", held in Rome on 6-8 Feb 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Industrial meeting with THALES-I 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact A meeting and report from the XIPE Industrial meeting THALES-I. The meeting has taken place in Turin, Italy, on 23 and 24 April 2016. Participation was restricted to 3 XIPE consortium members, while all others joined via remote connection.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Industrial meeting ASTRIUM-D 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact A report from the Industrial partner ASTRIUM-D- Germany. The meeting has taken place in Germany. Participation was reserved to only 3 members of the XIPE team, while all others joined via remote connection. Held on 5 April 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description M4 ESA Public presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Speaker at the ESA M4 public presentation, for the mission XIPE
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting with XIPE Industrial Primes 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Meeting with both industrial primes working on XIPE for ESA. Held in Rome on 20 and 21 Oct 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Physics of Neutron Stars 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Member of the Scientific Organization Commettee for the International Science Meeting "The Physics of Neutron Stars 2017", held in St Petersburg, Russia, on 10-14 July 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Public presentations 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Generated many questions on the space research we carry out at MSSL and excited the imagination of the audience provoking interest in learning about the Universe.

Repeat visits and presentations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017,2018
 
Description Public presentations to schools, amateur astronomers, general public 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MSSL staff engagement activities always produce demonstrations of great interest from the number of questions and comments received.

Repeated visits and requests for talks.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017,2018,2019
URL https://msslastro.wordpress.com/
 
Description Review in-site of the MSSL hardware activities for XIPE 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Review in-site of the MSSL hardware activities for XIPE - held via telecon on 27 Jan 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Schools day at Euclid meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Organised a schools day for disadvantaged pupils at the Euclid meeting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://euclid2017.london/index.php/evening-events/
 
Description The XIPE mission 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Oral and Poster presentation at the Scientific Meeting "Black Hole accretion and Jets" held in Nepal on 16-21 Oct 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description The first Science Conferemce on the XIPE mission 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Co-Organizer of the first science conference dedicated to XIPE Science - held in Valencia on 24-26 May 2016. Member of the Scientific Organization Commettee
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description XIPE Consortium SGS (Ground Sector) Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact A meeting to discuss the XIPE Consortium Ground Sector and activities. Held in Rome on 12 July 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description XIPE Core Team Teleconference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Core Team Teleconference to discuss the roadmap to MSR ESA submission for XIPE - held via remote connection on 04 Jan 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description XIPE ESA science team meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact ESA Science team meeting, held at ESA on 22 Jun 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006,2016
 
Description XIPE ESA science team meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact XIPE ESA science team meeting held at ESA on 23 Nov 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description XIPE ESA science team meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact XIPE ESA science team meeting held at ESA on 25 Jan 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description XIPE FPA meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact A preliminary meeting for the definition of the design, mechanical interface aspects and thermal issues of the XIPE Focal Plane Assembly
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description XIPE FPA tradeoffs review meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact A meeting to discuss the XIPE Focal Plane Assembly (FPA) tradeoffs and review the activities- held at University of Valencia on 14 July 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description XIPE Filter Wheel meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact A meeting to discuss the status of the Filter Wheel and detector unit design for XIPE - held at MSSL (UK) on 23 Feb 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description XIPE Instrument Team final presentation at ESA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact XIPE Instrument Team final Phase A presentation held at ESA - ESTEC on 1 March 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description XIPE Phase A Final presentation - ADS 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact XIPE Phase A Final presentation from the Industrial partner ASTRUM- ADS- held at ESA on 28 Feb 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description XIPE Phase A Final presentation - TAS 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact XIPE Phase A Final presentation from the Industrial partner TAS- held at ESA on 2 March 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description XIPE Yellow Book Preparation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact A meeting to review the roadmap for the Yellow Book submission at ESA - held via remote connection on 20 Jan 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description XIPE tiger meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact A Tiger meeting to review the first drafts of the ESA XIPE documents. Held in Rome on 16-17 May 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016