WEAVE Detectors Completion

Lead Research Organisation: Liverpool John Moores University
Department Name: Astrophysics Research Institute

Abstract

This grant is to complete the production and commissioning of the detector system for the WEAVE spectrograph.

Planned Impact

ARI has a long tradition of strong industrial and PUS engagement. For this particular project we will continue our policy of engagement with engineering firms who will be commissioned to manufacture the structure of the instrument. In the past this has allowed firms working with us to upgrade their skills and machinery to deliver the high precision needed for astronomical instrumentation, allowing them to received grants and R&D tax credits in order to upgrade their precision machining capability and safeguarding a number of jobs at the time. In addition such firms have been able to use their work on astronomical instrumentation to enhance their reputation with other customers and has assisted them in gaining access to new markets (for example contracts with ING and CERN).

Publications

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Belokurov V (2019) Gaia's living and breathing Galaxy in Nature Reviews Physics

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Bieth M (2019) The gravitational force field of the Galaxy measured from the kinematics of RR Lyrae in Gaia in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Breedt E (2017) Using large spectroscopic surveys to test the double degenerate model for Type Ia supernovae in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Burden A (2017) Mitigating the impact of the DESI fiber assignment on galaxy clustering in Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics

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Carrera R. (2019) Open clusters through the eyes of WEAVE in Highlights on Spanish Astrophysics X

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Casares J (2018) Hibernating black holes revealed by photometric mass functions in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Cenarro A (2019) J-PLUS: The Javalambre Photometric Local Universe Survey in Astronomy & Astrophysics

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Chabanier S (2019) The one-dimensional power spectrum from the SDSS DR14 Lya forests in Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics

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Childress M (2017) OzDES multifibre spectroscopy for the Dark Energy Survey: 3-yr results and first data release in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Conroy C (2019) Mapping the Stellar Halo with the H3 Spectroscopic Survey in The Astrophysical Journal

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Das P (2020) seestar: Selection functions for spectroscopic surveys of the Milky Way in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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De Boer T (2018) The fall of the Northern Unicorn: tangential motions in the Galactic anticentre with SDSS and Gaia in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Deason A (2018) Cresting the wave: proper motions of the Eastern Banded Structure in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Debattista V (2017) Separation of stellar populations by an evolving bar: implications for the bulge of the Milky Way in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Duncan K (2018) Photometric redshifts for the next generation of deep radio continuum surveys - I. Template fitting in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Erkal D (2017) A sharper view of Pal 5's tails: discovery of stream perturbations with a novel non-parametric technique in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Figueras F (2017) Outskirts of Galaxies

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Freeman K (2017) Galaxies, Globular Clusters, and Dark Matter in Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics

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Garavito-Camargo N (2019) Hunting for the Dark Matter Wake Induced by the Large Magellanic Cloud in The Astrophysical Journal

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Gentile Fusillo N (2019) A Gaia Data Release 2 catalogue of white dwarfs and a comparison with SDSS in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Gonzalez-Perez V (2017) The host dark matter haloes of [O II] emitters at 0.5 < z < 1.5 in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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González M (2017) Phase-space structures and stellar populations in the star-forming region NGC 2264 in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society