Research Group
"Origin and Evolution of Galaxies"
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Observations

The scientists in the group use the ground-based and spatial telescopes in order to observe galaxies in a wide range of wavelengths, ranging from the X-ray to the radio waves:
  • X: XMM-Newton, Chandra
  • UV: FUSE, GALEX, HST/STIS, HST/WFPC2
  • optical: ESO-NTT, ESO-VLT, CFHT, MEGACAM, HST/ACS
  • near IR: CFHT/WIRCAM, VLT, HST/NICMOS, DENIS
  • mid IR: ISO/ISOCAM, Spitzer, Herschel
  • far IR: ISO/ISOPHOT, Herschel
  • sub-millimeter and millimeter: SCUBA, Herschel
  • radio: VLA, ATCA, GMRT
  • These observations allow one to assess the radiative balance from the different galaxy components, and to better understand the mechanisms which have prevailed during their formation and evolution.

    A large diversity of observational techniques are used:

  • Imaging: for measuring positions and fluxes through a wavalength window
  • Slit and multi-object spectroscopy: for the spectral energy distributions and the redshifts
  • Integral field spectroscopy: for the velocity fields


  • Last modifications 2017/03/01 - Contact V. de Lapparent
    Image : D1 Deep Field from the Legacy Survey of the Canada-France-Hawaï Telescope (CFHTLS)
    TERAPIX Data Processing Center (CNRS/INSU - IAP - CEA)