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January 13, 2021 • Other announcements

Nick Scoville receives the 2021 Henry Norris Russell Lectureship Prize


The 2021 Henry Norris Russell Lectureship, celebrating a career of eminence in astrophysical research, goes to our very own Nick Scoville (Caltech) for lifelong contributions to our understanding of molecular gas and star formation in the Milky Way and other galaxies, for visionary leadership, and for inspiring generations of early career astronomers.



March 15, 2019 • Other announcements

Registration for 2019 COSMOS Team meeting is open!

Logo for 2019 COSMOS team meeting

We are pleased to announce the details of the 2019 COSMOS Team meeting in New York City 14-17 May 2019.

Please visit the meeting website here to register:

The registration + abstract deadline is April 15.  Thanks to the generous support of the Center for Computational Astrophysics at the Flatiron Institute, there will be no upfront registration cost for the meeting.

We look forward to seeing you in New York in a couple short months!

January 31, 2019 • Other announcements

COSMOS Leadership Change



The Cosmic Evolution Survey (COSMOS) has officially changed hands this week, the second major leadership hand-off since the survey began in 2003. Caitlin Casey, Jeyhan Kartaltepe, and Vernesa Smolčić have taken over as the project's leaders as the collaboration enters its fifteenth year.

Peter Capak has led the COSMOS team for the past nine years with the help of Simon Lilly. "Since taking over leadership of COSMOS in 2010 we have replaced almost every data set we started with including major programs on Chandra, J-VLA, Keck, Spitzer, Subaru, and the VLT,” Capak shared. “In the coming years COSMOS science will likely center around observations with ALMA, J-VLA, and JWST. Casey, Kartaltepe and Smolčić are ideally placed to lead the science in these areas."

Capak is stepping aside due to his significant rolls in future space missions, including Euclid, WFIRST, and SPHEREx. Nick Scoville, the founder and first leader of COSMOS, handed over the reins to Capak in 2010.

March 15, 2018 • Other announcements

Registration for the COSMOS meeting 2018 is now open!

We are pleased to announce the COSMOS annual meeting will be held Thursday June 28th to Saturday June 30th in Copenhagen Denmark in the Auditorium of the Geological Museum.  Registration is now open and both COSMOS and non-COSMOS members are welcome to attend!  
Registration and other information: https://indico.nbi.ku.dk/event/1093/
July 27, 2017 • Other announcements

Measuring star formation in Manchester

Greetings from Manchester! Several COSMOS team members are here at the UK ARC node ALMA regional centre this week attending the 'Measuring Star Formation in the Radio, Millimetre and Submillimetre' workshop. We're asking questions like: What is the best way to measure star formation in galaxies? What are the biases involved in our measurements and how can we overcome them? What kind of observations and telescopes do we need in the future to achieve this? We're already well on the way with amazing telescopes like ALMA, JVLA and Herschel and we look forward to the future with JWST, SKA and beyond!

July 11, 2017 • Other announcements

14th COSMOS team meeting - Kyoto, Japan

The annual COSMOS team meeting is over for another year! This was the 14th meeting and was held on the 4-7th July at the University of Kyoto in Japan. More than 70 team members from all over Europe, North America and Asia attended the meeting. We heard the latest updates on new data and data products available and new surveys underway, planned exciting future endeavours, and discussed our work on a wide range of science topics including galaxy evolution, the high redshift Universe, large scale structure, active galactic nuclei and the interplay between infrared and radio light. The local organisers did a fantastic job preparing for the week and the meeting was a great success enjoyed by all. We thank them again for all their efforts. We are already looking forward to next year's meeting in Copenhagen! Click below to read more.

July 10, 2017 • Other announcements

COSMOS Founder Nick Scoville Honored for Lifetime of Outstanding Research in Astronomy

COSMOS founder Nick Scoville has been awarded the 2017 Catherine Wolfe Bruce Gold Medal — an honor bestowed by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) since 1898 for "a lifetime of outstanding research in astronomy." The COSMOS team would like to congratulate Nick on this well deserved award.

March 29, 2017 • Other announcements

Registration for the COSMOS meeting 2017 is now open

The registration for the COSMOS meeting 2017 in Kyoto (Japan) is now open! Go and get yourself a talk slot now!

The meeting takes place from July 4-7, 2017. The deadline for registration is April 14. The abstract deadline is May 19.

Go to this page to register: https://cosmos.phys.sci.ehime-u.ac.jp/meeting2017/


March 24, 2017 • Other announcements

Hello from Heidelberg!

The COSMOS-VLA European core team are meeting in Heidelberg, Germany this week for a busy-week/workshop. We are talking about our work on galaxy evolution, which we have studied using our sensitive, high-resolution radio continuum observations of the COSMOS field taken with the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA). We are discussing how to measure the amount of star formation happening in distant galaxies, what radio wavelengths can teach us about AGN (galaxies hosting active supermassive black holes), mysterious sub-millimetre galaxies in the very distant Universe, and more! Thanks to the local organisers Philipp Lang and Eva Schinnerer for all their hard work.

July 12, 2016 • Other announcements

SED3FIT combines stellar, dust, and AGN emission

The code SED3FIT (Berta et al. 2013a) is now publicly available. It performs galaxy SED fitting with a combination of three components: stellar emission; dust emission from star formation; and a possible dusty torus/AGN.

January 15, 2016 • Other announcements

The official SPLASH webpage is online!

The official SPLASH webpage is online! Check it out: http://splash.caltech.edu

November 25, 2015 • Other announcements

New exhibition by COSMOS Artist-in-Residence

The COSMOS Artist-in-Residence, Karel Nel, has recently exhibited his new works in London. The exhibition, named 'Observe', was partly inspired by results presented at the June 2015 COSMOS Team Meeting in Helsinki.

August 18, 2015 • Other announcements

New resource available

A full list of narrow, intermediate and broad-band filters used by COSMOS is now available

August 18, 2015 • Other announcements

COSMOS Co-I Bahram Mobasher receives $4.5 million to encourage minorities in STEM

COSMOS Co-I Bahram Mobasher has received nearly $4.5 million from NASA to develop research, education, training and collaborative opportunities in big data and visualization at the University of California, Riverside.