STARs that ‘R’ Young

STARRY project is funded by the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme under the People Programme. The duration of the project is 48 months, starting from 1st February 2016.

STARRY (STARs that ‘R’ Young) is a twin site European Industrial Doctorate that will provide training to 2 inexperienced researchers in the development of sophisticated research tools in order to exploit, interpret and analyse astronomical data from state-of-the-art observatories in the field of star formation. The joint training programme is provided by world experts in stellar astrophysics at the University of Leeds, UK and in developing, maintaining and exploiting space science data archives at ISDEFE in Madrid, Spain.

STARRY (STARs that ‘R’ Young) is a twin site EID that will provide training to 2 inexperienced researchers in the development of sophisticated research tools in order to exploit, interpret and analyse astronomical data from state-of-the-art observatories in the field of star formation. The joint training programme is provided by world experts in stellar astrophysics at the University of Leeds, UK and in developing, maintaining and exploiting space science data archives at ISDEFE in Madrid, Spain. The programme is extremely timely in exploiting the astrophysical data that are now becoming available from the European Space Agency’s (ESA) mission GAIA and other, mainly European-led, sky surveys. These new developments allow us to answer a current and significant question in the field of the formation of stars, namely: “do massive stars form in clusters?”. The science question requires a particular, novel, functionality to interpret and analyze these new data, and the programme brings together both the academic sector and the non-academic sector to achieve this. The tools which will be developed in the Work Packages in order to address the current scientific question have the potential to enable future studies in many branches of stellar astrophysics, and beyond. In short, the need for the development of new analysis tools is identified by a clear and current research question. Its implementation will have a long term benefit to ISDEFE which will ultimately lead to a competitive commercial advantage for the company across Europe. In addition, a new generation of researchers is provided with a research and transferable skillset designed to exploit the considerable European investment in space.

About

Title: STARs that ‘R’ Young: When do stars form in clustered environments?
Call: MSCA-ITN-2015-EID
Type of Action: MSCA-ITN-EID
Duration: 48 months
Project Start Date: 01/02/2016
Project End Date: 31/01/2020

Funding

European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programmeThis project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under MSCA ITN-EID grant agreement No 676036.

Contact

Coordinator
Professor René Oudmaijer
Email: R.D.Oudmaijer@leeds.ac.uk

Project Manager
Ms Patricia Grant
Email: p.grant@leeds.ac.uk

RT @STARRYProject: Remember that the abstract submission deadline for the @STARRYProject Final Conference is on the 15th of April 201… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Remember that the abstract submission deadline for the @STARRYProject Final Conference is on the 15th of April 201… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Alice (@yumiry88) has spent this week learning from the ISDEFE personal how to prepare a full research proposal 🤓