ANDES - Probing the Formation of Galaxies in the Early Universe

  • Colless, Matthew (PI)
  • Couch, Warrick (CoI)
  • Franx, Marijn (CoI)
  • Taylor, Keith (CoI)
  • de Zeeuw, P Tim (CoI)

    Project: Research

    Project Details


    Light from the most distant objects in the universe takes more than 10 billion years to reach us - that is, we see the most distant objects as they were 10 billion or more years ago. A collaboration between Australia and Dutch astronomers will build a unique instrument to observe very distant galaxies and see how these vast star-structures were formed from the debris of the Big Bang. This instrument, the Australia-Netherlands Deep Explorer Spectrograph (ANDES) will exploit one of the world's largest telescopes, the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope, located in the foothills of the Andes in Chile.
    Effective start/end date1/01/0031/12/00


    • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$500,000.00


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