This project focuses on extra-galactic survey deep fields, i.e. those public observing programs motivated by the desire to understand the formation and evolution of galaxies and super-massive black holes from the very earliest times, and to answer fundamental questions in cosmology such as how and when the universe was re-ionized. They include data from space, notably from HST, XMM, Herschel and Spitzer, and from several optical and far-IR ground-based facilities. The main technical problems we seek to overcome relate to the varying depth and, most importantly, widely varying angular resolution of the data delivered by observatories working over a wide range of frequencies.
The main aim of the Astrodeep is bringing together the expertise of our team to i) develop, refine and combine advanced algorithms for data analysis, ii) test and properly validate their effectiveness on the deepest multi-frequency data in tandem with scientific analysis, and iii) apply these validated tools to produce uniquely powerful homogenized data products for further scientific exploitation by the worldwide astronomical research community.