Who is In, and Who is Not? Determining the Gaia Survey Selection Function
GaiaUnlimited aims at determining the Gaia survey selection function and providing corresponding data and tools. This project is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No 101004110. The GaiaUnlimited project was started at the 2019 Santa Barbara Gaia Sprint, hosted by the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
The code for the GaiaUnlimited tools is hosted at https://github.com/gaia-unlimited
This project kicked off on 2021-01-01 and you can expect the first results, data, and tools to appear in 2022. Selection functions developed independently for Gaia DR2 and EDR3 can be found on the Related Projects page.
- Vacancy for a postdoc in the GaiaUnlimited ProjectThe University of Torino in Italy is hiring a post-doc for the GaiaUnlimited Project. More information on this position can be found from the Torino website. Deadline for the application is 1 November 2021.
- Selection functions paper on arXivThe first paper from the GaiaUnlmiited project appeared on arXiv on 2021-06-16. It discusses the use of selection functions in astronomical data modeling, with the space density of white dwarfs as worked example.