Workshop Programme


Workshop on

Scientific Drivers for ESO Future VLT/VLTI Instrumentation

11-15 June 2001


Auditorium, ESO Garching





June 11, 14:00 - 18:10

12:00-14:00 Registration  

Afternoon chairperson: S. D'Odorico

14:00-14:30 G. Monnet Introduction to meeting  

The Very High Redshift Universe and First Stars


14:30-15:10 P. Vreeswijk Very rapid follow up of Gamma-Ray Bursts: very-high redshift GRBs (z > 5) and the physics of the reverse shock  
15:10-15:40 M. Andersen Gamma-ray bursts and Faint Object Spectroscopy  
15:40-16:05 H. Pedersen Advanced Tele-robotic Field Spectrometer  
16:05-16:35 Coffee Break  
16:35-17:00 F.M. Zerbi Characteristics and status of the REM telescope  
17:00-17:30 F. Fiore Cosmology and Large Scale Structure studies with GRB afterglows  
17:30-17:50 D. Schaerer Constraining the formation epoch of the first stars  
17:50-18:10 E. Rollinde 3D Mapping of the intergalactic medium  

June 12, 9:00 - 12:30 and 14:00 - 18:20

Morning chairperson: R. Bender

Advanced Adaptive Optics: Techniques and Science Drivers


9:00-9:30 S. Morris MEIFUS (Million Element IFU Spectrograph)  
9:30-10:10 M. Kissler-Patig MCAO and associated instrumentation for the VLT  
10:10-10:40 R. Davies Multi-Conjugate Adaptive Optics with Laser Guide Stars  
10:40-11:10 Coffee Break  
11:10-11:30 F. Eisenhauer Scientific Potential of an Enhancement of the Integral Field Spectrometer SPIFFI with a Large Detector and High Spectral Resolution  

High and Intermediate Redshift Galaxy Surveys


11:30-12:00 R. Bacon Instrumentation for 3D spectroscopic deep field  
12:00-12:30 F. Hammer Multi-Object and multi-Conjugate Adaptive optics (MOCA): the FALCON concept  
12:30-14:00 Lunch Break  

Afternoon chairperson: R. Davies

14:00-14:20 A. Fontana Galaxy Evolution from Ultradeep Multicolor Imaging  
14:20-15:00 O. LeFèvre Faint multi-object spectroscopy, present and future  
15:00-15:30 A. Cimatti The formation of elliptical galaxies: future prospects for the VLT  
15:30-15:50 H. Jones Astrophysical Applications of Tunable Imaging Filters  
15:50-16:20 J.-G. Cuby A wide field H+K imager and multi-object spectrograph  
16:20-16:50 Coffee Break  
16:50-17:20 R. Carswell Future VLT Instrumentation: The IoA Perspective  
17:20-17:50 R. Genzel A cryogenic near infrared multi-object spectrograph for the VLT  
17:50-18:20 G. Wright Integral Field Spectroscopy  
18:45-21:00 Welcome buffet  

June 13, 9:00 - 12:30 and 14:00 - 17:40

Morning chairperson: R. Bender

Nearby Galaxies: Gas and Stellar Populations


9:00-9:30 M. Colless Exploiting the full power of OzPoz  
9:30-10:00 R.J. Dettmar Spectroscopy of faint emission line nebulae  
10:00-10:30 E.V. Held The evolution of dwarf galaxies: the VLT perspective  
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break  
11:00-11:30 J.-P. Maillard A super-imaging Fourier Transform Spectrometer for the VLT  
11:30-12:00 R. Gilmozzi Observations of extragalactic novae with VLT  
12:00-12:30 F. Bresolin Identification and study of blue supergiants in nearby galaxies  
12:30-14:00 Lunch Break  

Afternoon chairperson: R. Bacon

Stellar Physics and the Interstellar Medium


14:00-14:20 A.J. Korn UVES vs. FEROS vs. FOCES: comparing the rectification qualities  
14:20-14:40 A. Prieto Proposal for a single mode, medium resolution spectrometer with a wide optical spectral coverage  
14:40-15:10 R. Pallavicini Scientific motivations for an Adaptive Optics Visual Echelle Spectrograph and Imager-Coronograph for the VLT NAOS Visitor Focus  
15:10-15:40 L. Pasquini Massive Spectroscopy of Stellar Fields  
15:40-16:10 Coffee Break  
16:10-16:40 A. Kaufer Stellar Oscillations studies with STOMACH  
16:40-17:10 J. Alves Seeing the Light Through the Dark: From Dark Clouds to Extra-Solar Planets  
17:10-17:40 G. Sonnabend VLT/VLTI Mid-Infrared Heterodyne Observations  

June 14, 9:00 - 12:40 and 14:10 - 18:10

Morning chairperson: T. Henning

Stellar Physics and the Interstellar Medium (continued)


9:00-9:30 H.M. Schmid Imaging of Polarimetry and Spectropolarimetry of Bright Objects  
9:30-10:00 J.-F. Donati A high resolution visible and infrared spectropolarimeter for the ESO Very Large Telescope  

High Spatial Resolution -
From Planets to Stellar Environments to AGN


10:00-10:40 A. Glindemann Growing up - the completion of the VLTI  
10:40-11:10 Coffee Break  
11:10-11:50 F. Paresce The VLTI adulthood: plans for second generation instrumentation and scientific opportunities  
11:50-12:15 D. Rouan Coronography with sectorised phase masks  
12:15-12:40 Y. Rabbia Achromatic Interfero Coronography and VLT  
12:40-14:10 Lunch Buffet  

Afternoon chairperson: A. Richichi

14:10-14:45 S. Wagner VLTI studies of optical jets from AGN
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Polarization and variability studies: Understanding non-thermal emission from compact objects
14:45-15:15 F. Malbet VLTI imaging instrument using the full potential of the interferometric array  
15:15-15:35 M. Vannier Imaging Spectroscopy for a Multi-Telescope Interferometer  
15:35-15:55 R. Petrov Optimizing a Differential Interferometric Instrument  
15:55-16:25 Coffee Break  
16:25-16:55 C. Haniff Astrophysical imaging interferometry - experience from COAST and its implications for the next phase of the VLTI  
16:55-17:15 R. Le Poole VLTI Wide-Field Imager  
17:15-17:35 R. Petrov Extension of the Near Infrared Instrument Amber in the visible: a giant step in the astrophysics at low cost  

June 15, 9:00 - 13:00

Morning chairperson: A. Cimatti

High Spatial Resolution -
From Planets to Stellar Environments to AGN (continued)


9:00-9:30 M. McCaughrean Second-generation VLT/VLTI instrumentation requirements for star and planet formation studies  

Extra-Solar Planets


9:30-10:10 F. Pepe Capability of the VLT and the VLTI instrumentation reviewed in the context of the search and the characterization of extra-solar planets  
10:10-10:35 J. Eislöffel A Differential Imager for Adaptive Optics  
10:35-11:05 Coffee Break  
11:05-11:30 D. Mouillet Interest in very accurate imaging of the close environment of bright objects in visible and near-infrared wavelengths  
11:30-12:30 Round Table    
12:30-13:00 Conclusions