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 was 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:
|Isobel Hook||Lancaster University|
|Bob Nichol||University of Surrey|
Euclid Instrument Leads (from UK):
|Tom Kitching (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:
|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):
|Tom Kitching (Weak Lensing SWG Lead)||University College London|
|Alex Hall (Weak Lensing SWG Deputy)||University of Edinburgh|
Euclid Legacy Science Leads (from UK):
|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|
|Isobel Hook (Supernovae and Transients SWG Lead)||Lancaster University|
|Eamonn Kerins (Planets SWG Lead)||University of Manchester|
Euclid OU Leads (from UK):
|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):
|Alkistis Pourtsidou (IST:NL Lead)||University of Edinburgh|
Euclid UK Science Data Centre:
|Keith Noddle (SDC UK Technical Lead)||University of Edinburgh|
Euclid Consortium Editorial Board Leads (from UK):
|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:
|Alex Hall (chair)||University of Edinburgh|
|Stephen Eales||Cardiff University|
|Mathilde Jauzac||Durham University|
|Daniel Mortlock||Imperial College London|
|James Nightingale||Durham University|
|Francesco Shankar||University of Southampton|
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 www.iris.ac.uk.
1000 CPU years for development work has been allocated to UK-based Euclid members for 2022-2024. If you would like to make use of the 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 took place 19th-23rd June in Copenhagen. The meeting website is https://euclid2023.org/.
The 2023 Euclid:UK Meeting will take place on Thursday 14th December and Friday 15th December at the RAS, London. Stay tuned for further details soon..