The Euclid Consortium Meeting as previous editions, is focused on updating the consortium on the progress of this major space mission, with presentations and discussions on science goals, surveys, payload and satellite, as well as the science ground segment.
The Euclid mission aims at understanding why the expansion of the Universe is accelerating and what is the nature of the source responsible for this acceleration which physicists refer to as dark energy. Euclid is in full development towards a launch in 2020 and excitment is building on the extraordinary opportunity that this mission will offer to solve one of the most challenging question of contemporary Physics and Cosmology. A formidable survey machine, Euclid will also probe fundamental questions on the formation and evolution of galaxies. The Euclid Consortium (EC) is an organisation which brings together teams of researchers, technical and administrative staff in public research laboratories funded by their national agencies and local organisations in Europe as well as in the USA.