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MOONS

MOONS is the next generation near-IR multi-object spectrograph for the ESO Very Large Telescope (VLT). The instrument is currently entering its construction phase. MOONS will provide spectra of over a million galaxies in a spectral range and with a sensitivity that will enable us to constrain the cosmic evolution of the key physical properties of galaxies, also as a function of environment. KICC researchers are heavily involved in MOONS, both for the development of hardware subsystems and for the definition of the scientific requirements and observing strategies.

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KICC Annual Report 2018

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Roberto Maiolino appointed Honorary Professor of University College London

Dec 02, 2019

Roberto Maiolino, Director of the Kavli Institute, has been appointed Honorary Professor of University College London in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

Gas content and quenching of local galaxies

Nov 21, 2019

During galactic transition towards quiescence 'it is not only the gas reservoir of a galaxy which decreases but also the efficiency with which the gas is turned into stars' - suggests a new study led by KICC researchers.

Detecting galaxy halo heating from accreting black holes

Oct 25, 2019

Scientists at the Kavli Institute have identified hot gas around the most luminous quasar at an epoch when the universe was less than 4 billion years old.

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