Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Name Kotilainen, Jari Kalevi
Organisation University of Turku
Project title High-redshift quasars - beacons of galaxy evolution
Decision No. 311438
Decision date 20.06.2017
Funding,period 01.09.2017 - 31.08.2021
Funding 329 124
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Project description
In this research project, we shall make efficient use of the world class opportunities offered by the current (the 8m Very Large Telescopes; VLT) and prepare for the use of future (the 39m European Extremely Large Telescope; E-ELT) large telescopes of the European Southern Observatory (ESO). Our research is organized around galaxy evolution, a major theme of current astrophysics. This research project focuses on the study of the galactic environments of the most luminous class of active galactic nuclei (AGN), quasars, and their dependence on Cosmic Time, with emphasis on observations in the near-infrared (NIR) spectral region. We shall address the questions: When and how did galaxies form and how do they evolve through cosmic time? What is the role of supermassive black holes in the formation of galaxies? Our goal is to get scientifically ready for the E-ELT era with competitive VLT projects.