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1 The Project The consortium of the institutes listed above, which combined forces to built the FORS instruments at the ESO VLT used a significant fraction of their guaranteed observing time to observe a “FORS Deep Field”. One of the scientific objectives of the FDF is to study the dependence of the physical properties of galaxies on the cosmic age. Hence(More)
Grid computing is a major research area with increasing impact on the business world. Substantial work has been spend on improving the grid middleware but the gap between the high expectations and available real-life grid applications is still remarkable. There is a significant emerging risk of creating a new hype, which may result in disillusion and(More)
In this paper a novel platform, HOUCOMTM, for the development of team based distributed collaborative applications is presented. Its implementation within a scenario for distributed cooperative virtual product development, ProViT, will be shown, describing the features and advantages of the presented platform. The specified platform consists of a(More)
Why do we need global virtual environments? Consider: Our world is entering an age where our current understanding of telecommunications and graphics computing is constantly challenged. For instance, the universal advancement of network and graphics technology, new business models, and global infrastructure development are transforming the solitary,(More)
We use the very deep and homogeneous I-band selected dataset of the FORS Deep Field (FDF) to trace the evolution of the luminosity function over the redshift range 0.5 < z < 5.0. We show that the FDF I-band selection down to IAB = 26.8 misses of the order of 10 % of the galaxies that would be detected in a K-band selected survey with magnitude limit KAB =(More)
The FORS Deep Field project is a multi-colour, multi-object spectroscopic investigation of a ∼ 7′ × 7′ region near the south galactic pole based mostly on observations carried out with the FORS instruments attached to the VLT telescopes. It includes the QSO Q 0103-260 (z = 3.36). The goal of this study is to improve our understanding of the formation and(More)
International competition and the rapidly global economy, unified by improved communication and transportation, offer to the consumers an enormous choice of goods and services. The result is that companies now require quality, value, time to market and innovation to be successful in order to win the increasing competition. In the engineering sector this is(More)