Scientific Programme

as at 19-Oct-2011

Invited reviews: 25 min. + 5 min. questions & transition to next speaker

Contributed talks: 15 min. + 5 min. questions & transition to next speaker

REGISTRATION: Monday, 24 October, 2011 09:50-10:50

Program Overview

MONDAY, 24 October
09:50 Registration  
10:50 Welcome and organizational issues J. Melnick
The history of VLTI
  Chair: R. Gilmozzi  
11:00 The genesis of the VLTI P. Léna
11:30 The true history of the VLTI O. von der Lühe
Interferometry in the USA
12:00 History of interferometry in the US and recent developments

W. Traub

12:30-13:30 Lunch Break
Science Highlights: Star and Planet Formation
  Chair: M. Perez  
13:30 Disks around young stars: Invited Review A. Isella
14:00 The disks inner regions: Interferometry review talk R. Akeson
14:20 Formation of planetary systems: perspectives and challenges for interferometry W. Benz
14:40 Dust evolution in disks: the impact of mid-infrared interferometry B. Acke
15:00 Spectro-interferometry of disks and winds with VLTI F. Millour
15:20-18:00 Contributed talks:  
15:20 Unveiling the structure of pre-transitional disk M. Benisty
15:40 VLTI/AMBER spectro-interferometry of the young Herbig Be star MWC 297 with a spectral resolution of 12000:  studies of its disk and disk wind G. Weigelt
16:00 The size of ABDorA from VLTI/AMBER interferometry J.-C. Guirado
16:20-16:40 Coffee Break  
16:40 First Results from the PIONIER survey of Southern T Tauri Stars F. Menard
17:00 Structure and variability of the planet-forming regions in the disc around HD100546 revealed using VLTI/MIDI O. Panić
17:20 MIDI's view of Massive Young Stellar Objects W.-J. de Wit
17:40 MIDI's View of Discs around Low-Mass Young Stellar Objects and their Companions T. Ratzka
18:00 End of first day  
18:10-19:30 Welcome Reception at ESO
TUESDAY, 25 October
Star and Planet Formation
09:00-09:40 Contributed talks:
Detecting faint companions with PIONIER O. Absil
Star-disk interplay in the resolved emission of Herbig-Haro object: the case of MWC158 observed with the VLTI F. Malbet
Science Highlights: Stellar Astrophysics
  Chair: C. Hummel  
09:40 Fundamental parameters of stellar physics: Invited Review J. Aufdenberg
10:10 Constraints from Interferometry P. Kervella
10:30-10:50 Coffee Break  
10:50-12:50 Contributed talks:  
10:50 10 years of interferometric observations of Cepheids A. Mérand
11:10 Imaging stellar surfaces with VLTI and 3D radiative hydrodynamics simulations A. Chiavassa
11:30 1-D imaging of the dynamical, inhomogeneous atmosphere of the red supergiant Betelgeuse in the CO first overtone lines with VLTI/AMBER K. Ohnaka
11:50 Resolving the wind of the most massive stars in the Galaxy with VLTI/AMBER J. Groh
12:10 The multiplicity of young OB stars revealed by interferometry T. Preibisch
12:30 Zooming in on circumstellar matter around B stars with the AMBER highresolution mode S. Stefl
12:50-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-15:00 Contributed talks:  
14:00 Angular diameter of rotating stars from differential phases A. Domiciano de Souza
14:20 The interferometric signature of the rapidly corotating magnetosphere of HR5907 T. Rivinius
14:40 VLTI/AMBER observations of the binary B[e] supergiant HD 327083 H. Wheelwright
Science Highlights: Evolved Stars
  Chair: I. Percheron  

Evolved Stars: Invited talk

also available: Powerpoint presentation of "Evolved Stars"

O. Chesneau
15:20-17:20 Contributed talks:  
15:20 The evolved massive star IRC+ 10420 with VLTI/AMBER: multi-epoch, multi-baselines and FINITO R. Oudmaijer
15:40 VLTI/AMBER observations of Mira-variable AGB stars M. Wittkowski
16:00-16:20 Coffee Break  
16:20 Interferometric monitoring of Evolved Stars I. Karovikova
16:40 An incisive look at the symbiotic star SS Leporis - Milli-arcsecond imaging with PIONIER N. Blind
17:00 Investigating the geometry and physics of evolved giant stars: TX Psc and other beasts A. Richichi
Science Highlights: Asteroids
  Chair: J. Melnick  
Interferometric observations of asteroids: Invited talk M. Delbo
Contributed talks:  
  Determination of physical properties of Main-belt asteroids using infrared Interferometry A. Matter
End of second day
WEDNESDAY, 26 October
08:40-09:20 Poster pops - summary of posters
F. Malbet
Science Highlights: AGN
  Chair: J. Melnick  
09:20 The Structure of Active Nuclei on Scales from 100mas to 100microarcsec: Review talk M. Elvis
09:50 Interferometry review: Invited talk M. Kishimoto
AGN contributed talks:  
The complexity of parsec-scaled dusty tori in AGN K. Tristram
The MIDI AGN Large Programme: A statistical sample of resolved AGN tori L. Burtscher
VLTI/AMBER blind mode observations of the QSO 3C273''s Broad Line Region R. Petrov
11:10-12:00 Coffee Break & Poster Session
Poster viewing until Lunch
12:00-13:20 Lunch Break & Poster Viewing
The next generation of instruments on the VLTI
  Chair: M. Schöller  
13:20 Setting the scene: the VLTI in 2016 F. Delplancke

Scientific results from PIONIER

also available: Sublimation Ring of HD45677

B. Lazareff
13:55 First results from PRIMA Astrometry D. Segransan
14:15 Gravity F. Eisenhauer
14:35 MATISSE B. Lopez
Contributed talks:  
14:55 Recent results from VEGA/CHARA and prospects for visible interferometry at VLTI O. Chesneau/ D. Mourard
15:15 (Multi-waveband) phase-referencing: first science and technical progress J-U. Pott
15:35 Discrete Beam Combiners: exploring the potential of 3D photonics for interferometry S. Minardi
15:55 Bias correction for high precision science D. Buscher
16:15 VINCI: The first interferometric instrument at the VLTI, its success story, and technical lessons learned J. Meisner
16:35-17:00 Coffee Break
The Future: ALMA, ELTs, and Space Missions (CoRoT, Kepler, Gaia, JWST)
  Chair: F. Delplancke  
17:00 High angular resolution science with ALMA L. Testi
17:20 High angular resolution science with E-ELT M. Kissler-Patig
17:40 Science with interferometers in the era of ALMA, ELTs and space missions J. Monnier
18:00 End of third day  
19:30 Conference Dinner  
THURSDAY, 27 October
Panel discussion on the future of interferometers in the era of ALMA, ELTs and the space missions
09:00 Introductory remarks G. Perrin
09:20 Panel Discussion moderated by A. Glindemann
10:40-11:00 Coffee Break  
Panel discussion on the challenges of interferometers as common user facilities
11:00 Introductory remarks

A. Quirrenbach

11:15 Short presentations: Chara, MRO, Keck, VLTI, JMMC, FRINGE, NEVEC, International Schools (2 min. each by panel members)
Panel discussion moderated by A. Quirrenbach
12:30 End of meeting  

Tutorials for students on how to write VLTI proposals and how to reduce data

- Tutorial archive

- Tutorial Hummel MIDI Data Reduction

- Tutorial Hummel Modeling Imaging

- Tutorial Wittkowski Tools

- Tutorial Wittkowski AMBERDRS