An ESO and Euro3D Workshop
Science Perspectives for 3D Spectroscopy
Garching near Munich (Germany), October 10-14, 2005
A wide range of 3D instruments has been commissioned in the
last few years. Some of the instruments are common user, e.g.
INTEGRAL, GMOS, FLAMES, PMAS, VIMOS, SINFONI and OSIRIS
and some are designed for specific astrophysical problems,
e.g. SAURON. In addition to these facility
instruments a number of more specialized ones have reached
telescopes and are delivering data to their consortia or
interested groups, e.g. CIRPASS. There is currently a
wealth of new 3D instrumentation with a vast array of science
beginning to flow.
It is over five years since the conference on "Imaging the
Universe in Three Dimensions" (edd. van Breugel &
Bland-Hawthorn, ASP Conf. Series, 195).
The primary aim of this conference is the science flowing or about to flow
from the crop of 3D instruments now on 8-10m telescopes.
At this stage we are
considering sessions in all areas of astrophysics but obviously
the programme will be governed by the participants.
Science with Integral Field Spectroscopy on the Topics:
and including sessions on 3D instrumentation and techniques
There is room for presentations on instruments and software developments but primarily this should be a science conference.
- Solar System and Extra-Solar Planets
- Star Formation and Resolved Stellar Populations
- Emission Line Regions: Galactic Nebulae and Extended Emission in Galaxies
- Centres of Galaxies: (active) Galactic Nuclei and Milky Way Galactic Centre
- Nearby Galaxies: Kinematics and Chemistry
- (Lensed) Distant Galaxies: Kinematics and Chemistry
- Galaxy clusters
Invited speakers include:
- J. Allington-Smith
- S. Arribas, STScI
- R. Bacon, Lyon
- J. Bland-Hawthorn, AAO
- G. Cecil, North Carolina
- E. Emsellem, Lyon
- P. Ferruit, Lyon
- R. Genzel, MPE
- M. Roth, AIP
- L. Wisotzki, AIP
Scientific Organising Committee
Local Organising Committee
The conference is co-sponsored by Euro3D, which is
an European Union funded Research Training Network. Euro3D
currently employs 10 post-docs at centres throughout Europe
to work on integral field spectroscopy. However this
conference is naturally open to interested scientists from around
the world. The proceedings will be published by Springer in the ESO
Astrophysics Symposia Series.