Lunch Session LS7  11 July 2023

The ESO Very Large Telescope Interferometer window into the universe: a hands-on session for newbie

News: To be completed later.

Aims and scope

The ESO Very Large Telescope Interferometer has experienced a scientific revolution. This has been driven by an extensive improvement in sensitivity, stability and data support.

The goals of this lunch session are:

  • To introduce this facility to new users without any experience in optical infrared long baseline interferometry;
  • To present the instrument suit and parameter space coverage in terms of wavelengths, spectral resolution and angular resolution;
  • To showcase in a pedagogical fashion scientific results in galactic and extragalactic astronomy;
  • To guide new users in tools to prepare their observations and analyse their data;
  • To network the VLTI Expertise Centres providing support to interested users.


High-z Universe, Galaxy evolution, Active Galactic Nuclei, X-ray binaries, Milky Way, Time domain, Stellar evolution, Star formation, Planet formation, Exoplanets, Data Science & Archives, Surveys & Instruments.

Invited speakers

To be completed later.

Scientific organisers

  • Antoine Mérand, ESO Garching
  • Alexis Matter, French Expertise Center (SUV/JMMC) (co-chair)
  • Claire Foteini Lykou, Hungarian Expertise Center
  • Joanna Mikolajewska, Nikolaus Copernicus Astronomical Centre
  • Markus Wittkowski, ESO VLTI Users Support Group Garching
  • Mercedes Filho, Portuguese VLTI Expertise Centre (chair)
  • Michiel Hogerheijde, Leiden VLTI Expertise Centre


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Updated on Mon Jan 16 14:34:28 CET 2023