The milli-arcsecond cosmos: astrophysical imaging with Heimdallr

  • Ireland, Michael (PI)
  • Casagrande, Luca (CoI)
  • Defrare, Denis (CoI)
  • Gross, Simon (CoI)
  • Kraus, Stefan (CoI)
  • Martinache, Frantz (CoI)
  • N'Diaye, Mamadou (CoI)
  • Norris, Barnaby R M (CoI)
  • Tuthill, Peter G (CoI)
  • Webster, Rachel L (CoI)

    Project: Research

    Project Details


    This project aims to complete the Asgard near infrared instrument suite for the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope Interferometer. With the core short and long wavelength parts of the instrument already funded by partners from Belgium and the United Kingdom, this final instrument component built as a France-Australia partnership using 1.5 to 2.4 micron wavelengths aims to greatly extend the instrument to be able to directly detect a significant sample of exoplanets, to resolve and measure the mass of Active Galactic Nuclei, and calibrate Galactic Archaeology through precision measurements of star systems.
    Effective start/end date10/11/228/11/25


    • University of Melbourne: A$30,000.00
    • University of Sydney: A$50,000.00
    • Macquarie University: A$30,000.00
    • Australian National University (ANU): A$100,000.00
    • Australian National University (ANU): A$100,000.00
    • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$770,000.00
    • University of Exeter: A$20,000.00


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