Mapping the dark matter with early type galaxies

  • Brown, Michael (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Davis, Tamara (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Jones, Heath (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Mould, Jeremy (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Webster, Rachel (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Colless, Matthew (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Hopkins, Andrew (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Lucey, John (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Peacock, John (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

Unidentified dark matter outweighs luminious matter (stars, gas & galaxies) by several times and is detected by its gravitational effects in the Universe. The Six Degree Field galaxy survey is now complete and we are preparing a larger survey, which will put our team clearly in the lead in understanding the distribution of dark matter.
Effective start/end date24/03/1424/03/17


  • Australian Research Council (ARC)
  • The taipan galaxy survey: Scientific goals and observing strategy

    Da Cunha, E., Hopkins, A. M., Colless, M., Taylor, E. N., Blake, C., Howlett, C., Magoulas, C., Lucey, J. R., Lagos, C., Kuehn, K., Gordon, Y., Barat, D., Bian, F., Wolf, C., Cowley, M. J., White, M., Achitouv, I., Bilicki, M., Bland-Hawthorn, J., Bolejko, K. & 20 others, Brown, M. J. I., Brown, R., Bryant, J., Croom, S., Davis, T. M., Driver, S. P., Filipovic, M. D., Hinton, S. R., Johnston-Hollitt, M., Jones, D. H., Koribalski, B., Kleiner, D., Lawrence, J., Lorente, N., Mould, J., Owers, M. S., Pimbblet, K., Tinney, C. G., Tothill, N. F. H. & Watson, F., 1 Jan 2017, In: Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia. 34, 28 p., e047.

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