Physics of the Accelerating Universe Survey (PAUS) is an ongoing extragalactic survey carried out with the William Herschel Telescope in La Palma, Canary Islands, equipped with the PAUCam Camera. PAUS originated in the context of the PAU Project funded by the Consolider Ingenio 2010 Program of the Spanish Ministry of Research and Innovation.
The PAU project was approved in 2007 and ended in 2014. The main deliverable of the project was the PAUCam camera, operated as a Visitor’s Instrument at the prime focus of the William Herschel Telescope in the Canary Island of La Palma by the PAUCam Group, formed by 5 of the 7 groups originally in the Consolider Project, from CIEMAT and IFT (in Madrid), and from IEEC, PIC and IFAE (in Barcelona). These are the groups that also built the PAUCam and its software and also collaborate closely in other projects such as DES and DESI, described elsewhere in this report. Starting in 2016 other groups have joined the PAUS Collaboration, namely from Durham University and University College of London in the UK, from Leiden Observatory in the Netherlands, from ETH in Zurich, Switzerland, and from Bonn University in Germany.
2018 has been an important year for PAUS as the first scientific results coming from the project have been published in scientific journals. Some of these publications are:
Other publications are listed in the list of publications.