ESA's Euclid mission is designed to explore the composition and evolution of the dark Universe. The space telescope will create a great map of the large-scale structure of the Universe across space and time by observing billions of galaxies out to 10 billion light-years, across more than a third of the sky. Euclid will explore how the Universe has expanded and how structure has formed over cosmic history, revealing more about the role of gravity and the nature of dark energy and dark matter.

Euclid will be launched from Florida in July 2023.

On this page you will find a list of key Euclid UK contacts, information on how to join the Euclid Consortium, and information on computing resources and meetings.


Euclid Consortium Board UK Representatives:

Name Institute
Isobel Hook Lancaster University
Bob Nichol University of Surrey

Euclid Instrument Leads (from UK):

Name Institute
Mark Cropper (VIS Lead) University College London
Chris Brockley-Blatt (VIS Project Manager) University College London
Patricia Liebing (VIS Deputy Instrument Scientist) University College London

Euclid UK Science Ground Segment Leads:

Name Institute
Andy Taylor (Euclid UK SGS Lead) University of Edinburgh
Shona Matthew (Euclid UK SGS Project Manager) University of Edinburgh
Isobel Ovens (Euclid UK SGS Project Administrator) University of Edinburgh

Euclid Core Science Leads (from UK):

Name Institute
Tom Kitching (Weak Lensing SWG Lead) University College London
Alex Hall (Weak Lensing SWG Deputy) University of Edinburgh

Euclid Legacy Science Leads (from UK):

Name Institute
Chris Conselice (Legacy Science Lead) University of Manchester
Giulio Fabbian (CMB Cross Correlations SWG Lead) Cardiff University
Annette Ferguson (Milky Way and Resolved Stellar Populations SWG Lead) University of Edinburgh

Euclid OU Leads (from UK):

Name Institute
Benjamin Joachimi (OU LE3 Lead) University College London
Andy Taylor (OU SHE Lead) University of Edinburgh
Kevin Benson (OU VIS Deputy) University College London

Euclid Inter-SWG Taskforce Leads (from UK):

Name Institute
Alkistis Pourtsidou (IST:NL Lead) University of Edinburgh

Euclid UK Science Data Centre:

Name Institute
Keith Noddle (SDC UK Technical Lead) University of Edinburgh

Euclid Consortium Editorial Board Leads (from UK):

Name Institute
John Peacock (ECEB Co-Chair) University of Edinburgh

The Euclid:UK Coordination Group (EUCG) is a body tasked with coordinating and enabling Euclid UK researchers (the Euclid UK Community) to maximise access, use and exploitation of Euclid data within the UK. The EUCG terms of reference may be found here.

The current members of the EUCG are:

Name Institute
Alex Hall (chair) University of Edinburgh
Christopher Conselice University of Manchester
Stephen Eales Cardiff University
Sotiria Fotopoulou University of Bristol
Mathilde Jauzac Durham University
Daniel Mortlock Imperial College London

Please apply for membership through this Euclid Consortium webpage. The application requires a CV and cover letter stating why you need membership and what you plan to do within the Consortium.


Euclid:UK has access to eInfrastructure for Research and Innovation for STFC (IRIS), which covers a range of facilities for distributed high-performance computing. Full details are available at

1000 CPU years for development work has been allocated to UK-based Euclid members for 2022 and the Euclid:UK Coordination Group (EUCG) will look to make a more detailed application for greater resources for 2023. If you would like to make use of the 2022 allocation please contact the EUCG directly.


The 2022 Euclid:UK Meeting took place on Tuesday 13th December and Wednesday 14th December online. Please visit the meeting website for further details.

The 2023 Euclid Consortium Meeting will take place 19th-23rd June in Copenhagen. The meeting website is

Designed by Stephen Wilkins and Alex Hall. 2023.