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A search for galaxy clusters and quasars using S-PLUS and WIZE and development of general tools for S-PLUS

Grant number: 17/18849-3
Support Opportunities:Scholarships abroad - Research
Effective date (Start): January 15, 2018
Effective date (End): June 29, 2018
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Astronomy - Extragalactic Astrophysics
Principal Investigator:Claudia Lucia Mendes de Oliveira
Grantee:Claudia Lucia Mendes de Oliveira
Host Investigator: Stephen Eikenberry
Host Institution: Instituto de Astronomia, Geofísica e Ciências Atmosféricas (IAG). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Research place: University of Florida, Gainesville (UF), United States  
Associated research grant:11/51680-6 - Exploring the universe: from the galaxies formation to Earth-like planets with the Giant Magellan Telescope, AP.ESP


The Southern Photometric Local Universe Survey (S-PLUS) aims to map 8000 deg2 of the Southern sky with twelve optical bands using a new dedicated 0.8m robotic telescope at Cerro Tololo, T80-South, and a 2 sq deg FoV optical imager. This project has the goal of exploiting S-PLUS with new tools. The funding asked in the present proposal is for a 5-month sabbatical of the PI of the S-PLUS project to the University of Florida. During the period three projects will be developed (1) a search for bright quasars, (2) developing tools for detecting transient objects and (3) a search for high redshift clusters of galaxies, all using S-PLUS data. (AU)

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