Euclid Mission

Euclid Mission
Copyright: ESA/ATG medialab (spacecraft); NASA, ESA, CXC, C. Ma, H. Ebeling and E. Barrett (University of Hawaii/IfA), et al. and STScI (background)

Euclid is a mission of the European Space Agency (ESA), adopted in 2012 in the framework of Cosmic Vision 2015-2025, with expected launch in 2022. Euclid is a high-precision cosmology mission exploiting the combination of weak lensing and large scale structure in order to constrain the dark energy equation of state, to test modified gravity models and to address other key questions in modern cosmology.  Euclid will survey 15,000 deg2 with visible and near-infrared imaging to magAB~24-25, and with near-infrared slitless spectroscopy, plus a deeper field of 40 deg2

Euclid will also provide an immense legacy dataset. Italy is member of the Euclid Consortium together with several European countries and the participation of NASA and CSA. The Italian participation in Euclid is mainly supported by the Italian Space Agency (ASI) and MIUR (PRIN). Several scientists of the DIFA – Astrophysics Sector played a key role in the development (2008) and approval (2011) of Euclid, and currently have management, scientific (cosmology, clusters, galaxies, gravitational lensing and AGNs) and data processing responsibilities.

DIFA staff members

Marco Baldi

Senior assistant professor (fixed-term)

Fabrizio Brighenti

Associate Professor

Marcella Brusa

Associate Professor

Luca Ciotti

Professor

Giuseppe Cosentino

Cat. D - area tecnica, tecnico - scientifica ed elaborazione dati

Daniele Dallacasa

Associate Professor

Paola Focardi

Assistant professor

Carlo Giocoli

Junior assistant professor (fixed-term)

Myriam Gitti

Associate Professor

Annarita Margiotta

Associate Professor

Federico Marulli

Senior assistant professor (fixed-term)

Nicoletta Mauri

Senior assistant professor (fixed-term)

Robert Benton Metcalf

Senior assistant professor (fixed-term)

Michele Ennio Maria Moresco

Junior assistant professor (fixed-term)

Carlo Nipoti

Associate Professor

Silvia Pellegrini

Associate Professor

Francesca Pozzi

Associate Professor

Emanuel Rossetti

Cat. D - area tecnica, tecnico - scientifica ed elaborazione dati

Margherita Talia

Junior assistant professor (fixed-term)

Cristian Vignali

Associate Professor

DIFA post-doc and PhD students

Mario Ballardini

Research fellow

Matteo Billi

PhD Student

Matteo Braglia

PhD Student

Sofia Contarini

PhD Student

Matteo Nori

Research fellow

Teaching tutor

INFN Members

  • Laura Patrizii

  • Gabriele Sirri

  • Alessandro Tronconi

Funding

  • UniBo
  • ASI
  • PRIN-MIUR
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