GNU Astronomy Utilities

1.13 Acknowledgments

Gnuastro would not have been possible without scholarships and grants from several funding institutions. We thus ask that if you used Gnuastro in any of your papers/reports, please add the proper citation and acknowledge the funding agencies/projects. For details of which papers to cite (may be different for different programs) and get the acknowledgment statement to include in your paper, please run the relevant programs with the common --cite option like the example commands below (for more on --cite, please see Operating mode options).

$ astnoisechisel --cite
$ astmkcatalog --cite

Here, we will acknowledge all the institutions (and their grants) along with the people who helped make Gnuastro possible. The full list of Gnuastro authors is available at the start of this book and the AUTHORS file in the source code (both are generated automatically from the version controlled history). The plain text file THANKS, which is also distributed along with the source code, contains the list of people and institutions who played an indirect role in Gnuastro (not committed any code in the Gnuastro version controlled history).

The Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT) scholarship for Mohammad Akhlaghi’s Masters and PhD degree in Tohoku University Astronomical Institute had an instrumental role in the long term learning and planning that made the idea of Gnuastro possible. The very critical view points of Professor Takashi Ichikawa (Mohammad’s adviser) were also instrumental in the initial ideas and creation of Gnuastro. Afterwards, the European Research Council (ERC) advanced grant 339659-MUSICOS (Principal investigator: Roland Bacon) was vital in the growth and expansion of Gnuastro. Working with Roland at the Centre de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon (CRAL), enabled a thorough re-write of the core functionality of all libraries and programs, turning Gnuastro into the large collection of generic programs and libraries it is today. At the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (IAC, and in particular in collaboration with Johan Knapen and Ignacio Trujillo), Gnuastro matured and its user base significantly grew. Work on improving Gnuastro is now continuing primarily in the Centro de Estudios de Física del Cosmos de Aragón (CEFCA), located in Teruel, Spain.

In general, we would like to gratefully thank the following people for their useful and constructive comments and suggestions (in alphabetical order by family name): Valentina Abril-melgarejo, Marjan Akbari, Carlos Allende Prieto, Hamed Altafi, Roland Bacon, Roberto Baena Gallé, Zahra Bagheri, Karl Berry, Faezeh Bidjarchian, Leindert Boogaard, Nicolas Bouché, Stefan Brüns, Fernando Buitrago, Adrian Bunk, Rosa Calvi, Mark Calabretta Nushkia Chamba, Sergio Chueca Urzay, Tamara Civera Lorenzo, Benjamin Clement, Nima Dehdilani, Andrés Del Pino Molina, Antonio Diaz Diaz, Paola Dimauro, Alexey Dokuchaev, Pierre-Alain Duc, Alessandro Ederoclite, Elham Eftekhari, Paul Eggert, Sepideh Eskandarlou, Sílvia Farras, Juan Antonio Fernández Ontiveros, Gaspar Galaz, Andrés García-Serra Romero, Zohre Ghaffari, Thérèse Godefroy, Giulia Golini, Craig Gordon, Martin Guerrero Roncel, Madusha Gunawardhana, Bruno Haible, Stephen Hamer, Siyang He, Zahra Hosseini, Leslie Hunt, Takashi Ichikawa, Raúl Infante Sainz, Brandon Invergo, Oryna Ivashtenko, Aurélien Jarno, Lee Kelvin, Brandon Kelly, Mohammad-Reza Khellat, Johan Knapen, Geoffry Krouchi, Martin Kuemmel, Teet Kuutma, Clotilde Laigle, Floriane Leclercq, Alan Lefor, Javier Licandro, Jeremy Lim, Alejandro Lumbreras Calle, Sebastián Luna Valero, Alberto Madrigal, Guillaume Mahler, Juan Miro, Alireza Molaeinezhad, Javier Moldon, Juan Molina Tobar, Francesco Montanari, Raphael Morales, Carlos Morales Socorro, Sylvain Mottet, Dmitrii Oparin, François Ochsenbein, Bertrand Pain, William Pence, Irene Pintos Castro, Mamta Pommier, Marcel Popescu, Bob Proulx, Joseph Putko, Samane Raji, Ignacio Ruiz Cejudo, Teymoor Saifollahi, Joanna Sakowska, Elham Saremi, Nafise Sedighi, Markus Schaney, Yahya Sefidbakht, Alejandro Serrano Borlaff, Zahra Sharbaf, David Shupe, Leigh Smith, Jenny Sorce, Manuel Sánchez-Benavente, Lee Spitler, Richard Stallman, Michael Stein, Ole Streicher, Alfred M. Szmidt, Michel Tallon, Juan C. Tello, Vincenzo Testa, Éric Thiébaut, Ignacio Trujillo, Peter Teuben, David Valls-Gabaud, Jesús Varela, Aaron Watkins, Richard Wilbur, Michael H.F. Wilkinson, Christopher Willmer, Xiuqin Wu, Sara Yousefi Taemeh, Johannes Zabl. The GNU French Translation Team is also managing the French version of the top Gnuastro web page which we highly appreciate. Finally, we should thank all the (sometimes anonymous) people in various online forums who patiently answered all our small (but important) technical questions.

All work on Gnuastro has been voluntary, but the authors are most grateful to the following institutions (in chronological order) for hosting/supporting us in our research. Where necessary, these institutions have disclaimed any ownership of the parts of Gnuastro that were developed there, thus insuring the freedom of Gnuastro for the future (see Copyright assignment). We highly appreciate their support for free software, and thus free science, and therefore a free society.

Tohoku University Astronomical Institute, Sendai, Japan.
University of Salento, Lecce, Italy.
Centre de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon (CRAL), Lyon, France.
Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (IAC), Tenerife, Spain.
Centro de Estudios de Física del Cosmos de Aragón (CEFCA), Teruel, Spain.
Google Summer of Code 2020, 2021 and 2022