Researcher's Night 2017

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AHPC activities

Calculating the Universe
Through three interactive experiments/games, the help of the audience and parallel procedures/algorithms we calculate the size and other physical properties of various astronomical objects (planets, stars, galaxies etc.), in order to better understand the Universe around us!

Galaxy Mosaic Images as Puzzles

Herschel Extragalactic Legacy Project - HELP

Launched in 2009 by the European Space Agency, from French Guiana
Planned Mission duration: 3 years
Final Mission duration: 3 years, 11months
Launch mass: 3,400 kg
Telescope mass: 315 kg
Telescope's mirror diameter: 3.5 m Cassegrain
Dimension: 7.5 m × 4.0 m
Power: 1 kW
Instrument Bands: 55-671 µm
Decommissioned: 17 June 2013 12:25 UTC
Orbital parameters: L2 point (1,500,000 km)

Credit: ESA

An image by Herschel of thousands of distant galaxies, in a patch of sky called GOODS-North, In the constellation of Ursa Major. The image is half a degree across - about the size of the Full Moon and was made from the three SPIRE bands: 500 µm (red), 350 µm (green) and 250 µm (blue).

Credit: ESA/Herschel

The HELP fields, pictured with white boundary regions, cover over 1000 deg2 of the whole sky, which is illustrated by the Planck thermal dust emission map. The galactic plane, as the closest dust emission source to us, lies along the red/yellow shaded area.

Credit: HELP

The COSMOS field with six galaxies picked out. For each of the six, its appearance in visible light is shown (Hubble Space Telescope), along with a spectrum (10m W.M. Keck telescope), along with the time the light has been travelling for.

Credit:ESA/Herschel/SPIRE/HerMES;NASA/ESA;Caltech/W.M. Keck Observatory.

A 3D slice illustration through the COSMOS field, with the locations of six galaxies marked on, from different epochs in the Universe's history.

Credit: ESA/Herschel/SPIRE/HerMES ; NASA/ESA (Hubble images)

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The group has a prestigious network of international collaborators and is directed by Prof. Andreas Efstathiou, Vice Rector for Research and External Affairs.

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