Projects

EXTraS

Project Details

  • Scope: International
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  • Funding Source: FP7 - EU
  • Starting Year: 2014
  • End Year: 2016
  • Principal investigator: Daniele D'Agostino

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Project Summary

"Variability pervades the cosmos. Studies of variability dominate research in astronomy and astrophysics and are so common that very many groups, projects and instruments are dedicated to the examination of just one form of variability, or one aspect of its diverse manifestations." (manifest of IAU Symposium 285, "New Horizons in Time Domain Astronomy", University of Oxford September 19-23, 2011).

Like a treasure-hunt, the the EXTraS project (Exploring the X-ray Transient and variable Sky) is going to harvest the hitherto unexplored temporal domain information buried in the serendipitous data collected by the European Photon Imaging Camera (EPIC) instrument onboard the ESA XMM-Newton mission in 13 yr of observations.

IMATI will contribute to the EXTRAS project by providing an unified view for the aspects related to the reusability and performance portability of the software tools that will be developed or customized. Moreover it will support the management of the repository of the results and the provisioning of the remote visualization service.