The design study is carried out by an international consortium led by the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics at the University of Oslo. The consortium brings together world leading experts in (sub)mm astronomy from all partners, and a wide variety and diversity of technical and scientific expertise.
With 28,000 students and 7000 employees, the University of Oslo is Norway's largest and oldest institution for research and higher education. UiO has 8 faculties, two museums and several centers, among which there are 10 Norwegian Centers of Excellence. In 2016 UiO was listed 67th in the Academic Ranking of World Universities, highest in Norway and 22nd in Europe.
The European Southern Observatory (ESO) is the pre-eminent intergovernmental science and technology organisation in astronomy. It carries out an ambitious programme focused on the design, construction and operation of powerful ground-based observing facilities for astronomy, in order to enable important scientific discoveries. ESO also plays a leading role in promoting and organising cooperation in astronomical research.
Launched in April 2018, UKRI is a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Our organisation brings together the seven disciplinary research councils, Research England, which is responsible for supporting research and knowledge exchange at higher education institutions in England, and the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK. In particular the UKATC is the UK's national laboratory for the design and development of astronomical instrumentation.
OHB SE is a leading European space and technology group with more than 35 years of experience in developing and executing innovative space technology systems and projects. It provides global services as prime contractor for design, development, manufacturing, systems integration and commissioning as well as training, maintenance and operations.
The University of Hertfordshire (UH) is among the most successful new universities in the UK: innovative, enterprising and business facing, with a truly international community. UH is in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2019, which lists the worlds’ best universities that are aged 50 years or under and is included in the Times Higher Education list of the “200 Most International Universities in the World.”