MUSE First Year Science and Beyond

Published: 18 Jan 2016
Orion Nebula M42 - MUSE visualisation

EWASS 2016, Athens, Greece, 4 – 8 July 2016

MUSE, the new VLT wide field (1‘×1‘) optical integral field spectrograph, was successfully commissioned in 2014. Thanks to its unrivaled 3D capabilities, MUSE has truly opened up exciting new perspectives in many different areas of observational astrophysics, changing the way complex questions are tackled over a broad range: including planetary nebulae, star forming regions, supernova remnants, stellar populations, local and distant galaxy kinematics, AGN physics and feedback, lensing, clusters and proto-clusters, and much more. This EWASS 2016 Symposium will cover the full range of topics tackled by MUSE observations.

The MUSE Symposium will bring together specialists with expertise in different scientific areas to:

  • highlight key results from the first year of observations with MUSE, providing a record of the science produced so far;
  • share experience regarding observing strategy, reduction and analysis of these complex datasets to foster new approaches and ideas;
  • discuss challenges ahead of us to interpret and model the very rich MUSE datasets and understand the underlying physics;
  • stimulate the emergence of completely new projects in particular in synergy with facilities such as ALMA and HST.

All talks are contributed (submitt abstract here).
Full details are available on the EWASS webpage for Symposium S3. The deadline for abstract submission is 15 March 2016.