Analysis of the interstellar
Medium of Isolated GAlaxies
AMIGA project has a special focus on two extreme environments: isolated galaxies and dense compact groups.
WHAT WE DO
Isolated Galaxies and Compact Groups
The AMIGA (Analysis of the interstellar Medium in Isolated GAlaxies) group is focused on the multiwavelength study of the evolution of galaxies, with a especial emphasis in radio astronomical observations. To fully understand how galaxies evolve is key to be able to identify which properties are due to internal secular evolution and which are linked to formative evolution or external influences. To address this question, AMIGA works with samples of isolated galaxies and matching samples of galaxies from well-defined denser environments.
Open Science and e-Science
From its very beginning, in 2003 AMIGA has been aware of the need of improving the access to data and tools as a way to ensure the scientific reproducibility. This is what is now widely known as Open Science. For this reason, in AMIGA fundamental science is complemented with applied e-Science research aiming to support astronomers to cope with the data and computational complexity while doing reproducible science following the FAIR principles. Our commitment with Open Science is reflected in all our technological developments.
Participation in the SKA
AMIGA is deeply involved in the greatest challenge in radio astronomy: the construction of the Square Kilomentre Array (SKA). It has, since 2011, played a key role in ensuring that both the scientific and technological Spanish community are fully engaged in SKA. AMIGA also participates in the SKA project at a scientific as well as a technological level. Currently this group is responsible for the development of a SKA Regional Centre prototype at IAA-CSIC.
Wang et al. 2022. ApJ, DOI:10.3847/1538-4357/ac4270
Molnár et al. 2022 A&A, DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/202142614
In this area we summarize the scientific results of AMIGA activities, whose context is presented here. The related papers are listed in Refereed papers section, and the highlights of the works can be found in these subsections grouped by topic.
Since AMIGA started (2003), fundamental science has been complemented with applied e-Science research aiming to support astronomers to cope with the data and computational complexity while doing reproducible science, as a way to compete at the highest level in the scientific exploitation of the data deluge from instruments like the SKA.
Who we are
Herramientas para la reproducibilidad del análisis científico
30 March 2022
Curso del Plan de Formación 2022 del CSIC
15-hour online course consisting of 6 sessions: 30/03/22,
Open Science Droplets
07 June 2021
Initiative compiling a series of tutorials describing tools and good practices to make your research analysis more organized,
2021: Arranca la construcción de SKA
Organiser jointly with CDTI
31 May 2021
Webminar about the key points regarding the current status of the SKA project and the opportunities for the Spanish companies in its construction phase.