VANDELS: A deep VIMOS survey of the CANDELS UDS and CDFS fields

PIs: Laura Pentericci (INAF-Rome) and Ross McLure (Edinburgh)

VANDELS is a deep VLT spectroscopic survey of high-redshift galaxies with the VIMOS spectrograph. It is designed to exploit the multi-wavelength imaging and near-IR grism spectroscopy available in the CANDELS UDS and CDFS fields. The goal is to obtain spectra with high enough Signal-to-noise to derive metallicities and velocity offsets from absorption and emission lines, allowing a detailed investigation of the physics of galaxies in the early Universe. Within an area of 0.2 deg^2, the survey strategy will deliver more than 2500 high signa-to-noise (15 – 20) spectra of star forming galaxies in the redshift range 2.5 < z< 5.5, passive galaxies with HAB < 22.5 at 1.5 < z < 2.5 and star forming galaxies at 3.0 < z < 7.0 with HAB < 27.


Partecipanti L.Pentericci (PI), M. Castellano, L. Guaita, F. Marchi, A.
Bongiorno, A. Fontana, A. Grazian, F. Fiore, R. Amorin, D. Paris, E. Giallongo

Links (official project home page)
(ESO public survey page)