European Research and Training Network

Multi-wavelength Analysis of Galaxy Populations




MAGPop is a Marie Curie Research Training Network funded under the Sixth Framework Programme of the EU. The network will run from 1 December 2004 to 1 December 2008. Its objectives are to extract key physical information - stellar masses, star formation rates, star formation histories, metallicities, dust content and the incidence of accretion onto central supermassive black holes - from the spectral energy distributions (SEDs) of galaxies in the local Universe and at high redshifts. The objectives of the network are to use a wide range of multiwavelength survey data to quantify empirically how the stars in galaxies were formed, how the heavy elements in galaxies were produced and how supermassive black holes were assembled over the history of the Universe. This knowledge will be used to constrain theoretical models of galaxy formation.

Approach and Methodology

The accomplishment of this goal requires the combined expertise of three different (and historically separate) communities working in extragalactic astronomy:

Key Projects

The joint programme of work of the MAGPOP network is divided into 6 key work packages. The main goals of these work packages are:

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