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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González-Morales A (2017) Unbiased constraints on ultralight axion mass from dwarf spheroidal galaxies 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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Smith L (2018) VIRAC: the VVV Infrared Astrometric Catalogue in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Iovino A (2023) WEAVE-StePS: A stellar population survey using WEAVE at WHT in Astronomy & Astrophysics

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Esposito M (2022) Weighing cosmic structures with clusters of galaxies and the intergalactic medium in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Minchev I (2019) Yule-Simpson's paradox in Galactic Archaeology in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

 
Description The WEAVE detector system was successfully built to specification and is now in use at the WHT.
Exploitation Route Scientific Exploitation of WEAVE
Sectors Other

URL https://www.ing.iac.es/astronomy/instruments/weave/weaveinst.html