8th VLTI Summer School: High Angular Resolution in Astrophysics: Optical Interferometry from Theory to Observations

Published: 30 Jun 2015
VLTI combined focus laboratory

Maternushaus, Cologne, Germany, 6–13 September 2015

Optical/infrared long-baseline interferometry has reached a new stage with the advent of multi-telescope arrays accessible to a broad community of astronomers, most notably VLTI. In preparation for the second generation VLTI instruments, GRAVITY and MATISSE, the VLTI Summer School aims to train astronomers in the best possible exploitation of these instruments over a broad range of science topics.

The prime objective is to initiate astronomers to the use of VLTI by: showcasing some applications in the field of young stellar objects, evolved stars and active galactic nuclei; teaching the fundamentals of optical interferometry; and training in practical sessions with software tools. The school is addressed to undergraduate and PhD students, postdocs and astronomers keen to exploit long-baseline interferometry. More details can be found on the Summer School webpage; the registration deadline is 15 July 2015.