Euclid


Space telescope for measuring the acceleration of the Universe to better understand dark energy and dark matter

ROLE OF THE INSTITUTE FOR DATA SCIENCE


> Data management, distribution of processing, workflow management and scheduling

> Efficient algorithms

Project lead at i4Ds: Dr. Martin Melchior

Partners: : International consortium consisting of many academic institutions and industry partners

Funding: ESA, Prodex

Start: 2012
Status: ongoing
Launch: 2022


Keywords: big data, cosmology, dark energy, dark matter, Euclid

 

SUMMARY

EUCLID is a space telescope for observing the acceleration of the Universe to better understand dark energy and dark matter. Data will be collected in the darkest area of the sky, free of contamination by light from our Galaxy and our Solar System. EUCLID will observe about ten billions of light sources. The complete survey represents hundreds of thousands of images and several tens of Petabytes of data. The big data challenge will consist of efficiently manging and processing the vast amount of data in a distributed ground segment architecture with ten data centres distributed around the world.

PEOPLE @I4DS WHO WORK ON EUCLID

Cyril Halmo

Computer Science Student

until 2017

Marco Soldati

Computer Scientist

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Simon Marcin

Computer Scientist

Prof .Dr. Martin Melchior

Physicist, Deputy Head I4DS

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Stefan Müller

PHD Student

until 2012

OPEN RESOURCES AND RESULTS

VISUALS AND AUDIO

An artist’s view of the Euclid Satellite. Credit: ESA/C. Carreau

This image shows the regions of the sky covered by the Euclid spacecraft during an example reference survey that could be carried out in a six-year nominal mission, Credit: ESA/Euclid consortium