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Large Scale Structure (LSS)

Research project PX/8/SS/09 (Research action PX)


Persons :

  • Prof.  SURDEJ Jean - Université de Liège (ULG)
    Coordinator of the project
    Financed belgian partner
    Duration: 1/1/2005-31/12/2007

Description :

The Liège group is part of the XMM-LSS international Consortium in which astronomers from 15 different institutes are joining their efforts to produce a wide X-ray survey for studies of large scale structures (LSS) and active galactic nuclei (AGN/QSOs) at high galactic latitude in the Universe.
In the context of the present project, the main technical and scientific activities of the Liège group will consist in the detection and distribution analysis of newly detected X-ray sources, in the optical, near-infrared (IR) and spectral identification of the counterparts of X-ray sources detected in the XMM-LSS survey, in the statistical study of their 2D and 3D spatial distributions and in the determination of the X-ray/optical/IR luminosity functions of the identified AGN/QSOs and galaxy clusters. We shall then be in a good position to probe the evolution of the cosmic network traced by clusters and QSOs over large volumes of the Universe to high redshift.

Satellite(s) or flight opportunity(ies):

- XMM-Newton

Field of research:

Space Sciences: Quasars, Gravitational Lenses, Cosmology and High-Energy Astrophysics


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