The XMM-SERVS Survey

XMM-SERVS is a 12 deg2 XMM-Newton survey at 50 ks depth of three prime sky regions: the W-CDF-S (wide CDF-S), XMM-LSS, and ELAIS-S1 fields as defined by the Spitzer Extragalactic Representative Volume Survey (SERVS).

The XMM-SERVS survey will allow outstanding studies of ≈ 12,000 AGNs and ≈ 760 X-ray groups/clusters by leveraging multiple intensive radio-to-UV surveys: ATLAS, MIGHTEE, HerMES, SERVS, VIDEO, VEILS, DES, SUMIRE-HSC, PS1MD, VOICE, CSI, DEVILS, and PRIMUS - see this table for summary details. XMM-SERVS can also be powerfully combined with COSMOS and the Chandra Deep Wide-Field Survey (CDWFS).

We aim to advance dramatically studies of supermassive black hole (SMBH) growth across the full range of cosmic environments, links between SMBH accretion and star formation, exceptional AGNs at high redshifts, protoclusters, and multiple other topics.

The targeted XMM-SERVS fields will have extraordinary legacy value as MOONS and PFS fields for massive spectroscopic follow-up, prime ALMA fields, DES/LSST deep-drilling fields, and likely SDSS-V reverberation-mapping fields - see this table for summary details.

Our first field, XMM-LSS, has now been observed. The W-CDF-S and ELAIS-S1 fields have been approved for observation in the period 2018-2021 via a 3.4 Ms XMM-Newton Multi-Year Heritage Program.


Some Research Papers Based on the XMM-LSS Field



Some Research Papers Based on the W-CDF-S Field



Additional Relevant Pages

  • Chandra Deep Field-South Results
  • Extended Chandra Deep Field-South Results


  • Contact Information

    Niel Brandt (Penn State), Chien-Ting Chen (Penn State), and Bin Luo (Nanjing) for the XMM-SERVS Team (wnbrandt @ gmail.com, chienting @ gmail.com, bluo @ nju.edu.cn).