Science projects and surveys (completed and ongoing)

  • Extremely metal-poor galaxies as laboratories for the first galaxies- approved JWST Cycle 2 Programme with MIRI (PI Schaerer, GO 3226)
  • JWST's GLIMPSE: gravitational lensing & NIRCam imaging to probe early galaxy formation and sources of reionization - approved Cycle 2 (CoPIs Chisholm & Atek)
  • FRESCO - First Reionization Epoch Spectroscopically Complete Observations - approved Cycle 1 Programme (PI Oesch)
  • LyC22 - Deep spectroscopic insights on star-forming galaxies 2.2 Gyr after the Big Bang - approved JWST Cycle 1 Medium Programme (PI Schaerer, GO 1869)
  • "AstroSignals: A New Window on the Universe, with the New Generation of Large Radio-Astronomy Facilities" a Swiss SINERGIA network
  • The Low-Redshift Lyman Continuum Survey:   a HST Large Programme to measure Lyman Continuum radiation from a large sample of star-forming galaxies at z~0.3 (GO 15626)
  • ALPINE: The “ALMA Large Program to INvestigate galaxies at Early times”, is a cycle 5 Large Programme to pioneer the measurement of the ISM, dynamics, and star formation properties of 94 spectroscopically confirmed 4 < z < 6 main-sequence galaxies
  • VANDELS: an ESO public spectroscopic survey targeting high-redshift galaxies within the Chandra Deep Field South (CDFS) and UKIDSS Ultra Deep Survey (UDS) survey fields.
  • The VIMOS Ultra-Deep Survey (VUDS): a Legacy survey of ~10,000 galaxies observed with VLT/VIMOS to make a complete census of the star-for ming galaxy population at 2 ≤ z ≤ 6.7
  • STARFORM: a Swiss SINERGIA network on “Star formation in galaxies from the Milky Way to the distant Universe” – observations and simulations
  • The Herschel Lensing Survey (Herschel + Spitzer Satellite): Open Time Key Project with US and European teams
  • The IRAC Lensing Survey: Achieving JWST depth with Spitzer: Large Survey with US and European teams
  • LARS, the “Lyman-alpha Reference Survey(Hubble Space Telescope + follow-up)
  • Lyman-alpha radiation transfer modelling
  • Multi-wavelength Spectral Energy Distribution (SED) modelling and fitting of galaxies
  • ... many other projects
Instrument-related projects