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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.

Projects:

CHEOPS
A new proposed ESA small mission utilizing ultrahigh precision photometry to search for exoplanet transits.

COSMOS
A 2 square degree survey combining ACS imaging with complimentary multi-wavelength coverage.

DES
A new astronomical survey specifically designed to measure the expansion history of the universe to high precision

E-ELT : METIS and EPICS
Instrumentation proposed for the European Extremely Large Telescope

ERIS
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.

James Webb Space Telescope
Optical/IR 6.5m space telescope being built by NASA, ESA, CSA

Laboratory for Astronomical Instrumentation
Developing novel astronomical instrumentation for
ground- and space-based applications.

PlanetS NCCR
National, interdisciplinary collaboration on exoplanet science funded in the framework of a "National Centre of Competence in Research" from the Swiss National Science Foundation.

PLANET-Z
Interdisciplinary research project on formation & evolution of planetary systems

SINS/zC-SINF AO
A survey that combining spectroscopic integral-field data from the SINFONI instrument (VLT) using adaptive optics with multi-wavelength imaging data from the HST.

SPICA/SAFARI
ESA-led planned mid-/far-IR imaging spectrometer for JAXA-led SPICA Space Telescope

STARFORM
SNSF Sinergia project on Star Formation from the Milky Way to the distant Universe

VLT/MUSE
2nd-gen VLT instrument, providing an integral field spectrograph of unprecedented power

VLT/SPHERE
ESO's "Planet Finder" and 2nd-gen VLT instrument, planned to commission in October 2013

XDF
Hubble eXtreme Deep Field, a project to use WFC3 IR channel on HST to take the deepest ever image of the universe.

zCOSMOS
International collaboration carrying out an ESO Large Program redshift survey on the COSMOS field

ZEBRA
The Zurich Extragalactic Bayesian Redshift Analyzer. A free, open-source code to measure photometric redshifts.

ZENS
Zurich-led ESO Large Program to study nearby galaxy properties as a function of their group environment

 

 
 
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