From instrumental design
to scientific exploitation

Lucky Puspitarini’s thesis defense :
The 3D Distribution of Interstellar Gas and Dust in the Galaxy: Gaia-Related Preparatory Work

On Friday October 24th, Château conference room, Meudon Observatory. Abstract:Accurate and detailed three-dimensional (3D) maps of Galactic ISM are still lacking. One way to obtain such 3D descriptions is to record a large set of individual absorption or reddening measurements toward target (background) stars located at various known distances and directions. The inversion of these measurements using a tomographic method can produce the spatial distribution of the ISM. Until recently absorption data were very limited and distances to the... Read more

Scientific Pole

The Scientific Pole tackles several research themes, all of them strongly focused on galay formation and evolution. These range from the Milky Way to the highest redshift galaxies. The studies carried out at GEPI are firmly anchored on the observations and their interpretation, accompanied by a...

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Instrumental Pole

The Instrumental Pole is charged with the definition, design, and realization of large instrumental projects for both ground-based and space-borne astronomy, within the framework of international collaborations; it has associated Research and Development (R&D) activities in support of these...

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