The Institute for Astronomy participates in several Swiss and international collaborations focused on large observational surveys, building new instrumentation, and interdisciplinary research projects and discussions. See below for more information on the various projects that members of our Institute are involved in.
A new proposed ESA small mission utilizing ultrahigh precision photometry to search for exoplanet transits.
A new astronomical survey specifically designed to measure the expansion history of the universe to high precision
Next generation imager for the VLT Adaptive Optics Facility, providing high-Strehl performance at 1-5 microns
ESO-GAIA Public Spectroscopic Survey and SDSS-III APOGEE IN-SYNC Project
Surveys to collect radial velocities of stars in young clusters in advance of the ESA GAIA Mission.
Laboratory for Astronomical Instrumentation
Developing novel astronomical instrumentation for
ground- and space-based applications.
National, interdisciplinary collaboration on exoplanet science funded in the framework of a "National Centre of Competence in Research" from the Swiss National Science Foundation.
A survey that combining spectroscopic integral-field data from the SINFONI instrument (VLT) using adaptive optics with multi-wavelength imaging data from the HST.
Hubble eXtreme Deep Field, a project to use WFC3 IR channel on HST to take the deepest ever image of the universe.
International collaboration carrying out an ESO Large Program redshift survey on the COSMOS field
The Zurich Extragalactic Bayesian Redshift Analyzer. A free, open-source code to measure photometric redshifts.