University of Oslo
With 27,000 students and 6000 employees, the University of Oslo is Norway’s largest university, and plays a leading role both in Norwegian high-level eductation and research. In 2016 it was listed 67th in the Academic Ranking of World Universities, highest in Norway and 22nd in Europe. It has a total of 8 major faculties, each of which is subdivided into a number of institutes. In particular, the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences includes a total of 9 institutes, one of which is the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics (ITA), which serves as the host and organizer of the current proposal.
University of Milano
The mission of the University of Milan (UniMI), established in 1924, is to contribute to society through the pursuit of teaching/education and research at the highest international levels of excellence. With a teaching staff of about 2.200 tenured professors and with almost 60,000 students, UniMI is the largest university in Lombardy, one of the most dynamic and internationally-oriented EU regions. UniMI offers a wide range of study programs covering Humanities, Social Sciences and Law, Medicine and Healthcare, and Natural Sciences.
INAF - Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica
INAF is a governmental research organisation with 19 research centres geographically distributed over the national territory, plus the “Galileo” observing facility located in La Palma, Canary Islands and the “Large Binocular Telescope” observing facility located in Mount Graham, Arizona. INAF promotes, realizes and coordinates, also within programs of the European Union and international organisms, research activities in many astronomical fields, such as optical/infrared astronomy, radio astronomy, X and γ ray astronomy, particle astrophysics and cosmic physics, incollaboration both with Universities and with other public and private, national and international agencies.
University of Helsinki
University of Helsinki is the largest and oldest university in Finland. It is ranked at 56th in the world by the 2016 Academic Ranking of World Universities, published by Shanghai Jiao Tong University. University of Helsinki has 36000 students spread across 11 faculties and 11 research institutes. The research related to the Beyond Planck project is carried out at the Department of Physics, which is part of the Faculty of Sciences. The Planck-Euclid research group has developed data analysis methods for the Planck mission, and has provided codes for calibration, map-making, noise characterization, and beam deconvolution.
Planetek Hellas is a company of the Planetek Group that since 1994, operates in the field of Science Data Exploitation, Software Development for the On Board and the Ground Segment, Earth Observation and INSPIRE compliant Spatial Data Infrastructures. The company’s applications and solutions are developed within the most important European programs in the field of space related applications and integrated satellite systems for the management, analysis and sharing of coastal and land-related information. The company has in its portfolio a variety of successful contracts with the European Commission and the European Space Agency, which allow an excellent knowledge of the European procedures and high quality requirements.