Projects and Grants

SISSA members have an interest in the following projects, collaborations and communities:


AT20G
The Australian Telescope 20GHz Survey is a blind survey of the southern sky down to a limiting flux density of approximately 40mJy.
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Chandra
Chandra is NASA's X-ray Observatory, launched in July 1999.
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EBEX
A balloon borne polarimeter set to make deep observations of the Cosmic Microwave Background, and whose test flight occurred on 10 June 2009.
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Euclid
Euclid is a Esa mission aim to understand the nature of dark energy and dark matter by accurate measurement of the accelerated expansion of the Universe through different independent methods.
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Fermi
The Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, formerly known as GLAST, is designed to explore the high-energy Universe, and is a joint venture of NASA, US DoE, and agencies in France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and Sweden. It was launched in June 2008 and released first light images in August 2008.
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Gaia
Gaia's principal mission is to create the largest and most precise three dimensional chart of our Galaxy by providing unprecedented positional and radial velocity measurements for about one billion stars in our Galaxy and throughout the Local Group.
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Herschel
The European Space Agency's Herschel Space Observatory is a far infrared and sub-millimetre telescope launched on 14 May 2009.
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Hubble Space Telescope
NASA's celebrated space telescope, launched in 1990.
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Planck
An ESA satellite mission, launched on 14 May 2009, with the goal of making the definitive survey of the Cosmic Microwave Background temperature fluctuations.
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POLARBEAR
POLARBEAR is a Cosmic Microwave Background polarization experiment. Our goal is to detect CMB B-modes and use them to investigate the origin and evolution of the Universe and to understand physics and cosmology beyond our Standard Model.
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Swift
Launched in November 2004, Swift is a Gamma Ray Burst mission led by NASA with participation of Italy and the UK.
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TNG
The Telescopio Nazionale Galileo (TNG), with a primary mirror of 3.58m, is the national facility of the Italian astronomical community, and is located at Roque de Los Muchachos Observatory, La Palma.
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VESF
The Virgo-EGO Scientific Forum contributes to the further development of scientific knowledge around the Virgo gravitational wave detector.
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XMM-Newton
Launched in December 1999, XMM-Newton is the ESA X-ray observatory.
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