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
http://vandels.inaf.it (official project home page)
(ESO public survey page)