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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Leung H (2018) Deep learning of multi-element abundances from high-resolution spectroscopic data in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Lewis J. (2019) The WEAVE Core Processing System at CASU in Highlights on Spanish Astrophysics X

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Lodieu N (2019) Metallicity, temperature, and gravity scales of M subdwarfs , in Astronomy & Astrophysics

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Lofthouse E (2017) Local analogues of high-redshift star-forming galaxies: integral field spectroscopy of green peas in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Mahatma V (2019) LoTSS DR1: Double-double radio galaxies in the HETDEX field in Astronomy & Astrophysics

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Maiolino R (2019) De re metallica: the cosmic chemical evolution of galaxies in The Astronomy and Astrophysics Review

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Majewski S (2017) The Apache Point Observatory Galactic Evolution Experiment (APOGEE) in The Astronomical Journal

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Manser C (2020) The frequency of gaseous debris discs around white dwarfs in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society