The Power of Optical/IR Interferometry: Recent Scientific Results and 2nd Generation Instrumentation

Proceedings of the ESO Workshop held in Garching, Germany, 4-8 April 2005

  • A. Richichi
  • F. Delplancke
  • F. Paresce
  • A. Chelli

Part of the Eso Astrophysics Symposia book series (ESO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXVIII
  2. The Power of Optical/IR Interferometry

  3. Science: Stars — stellar diameters, limb darkening, flattening, surface structures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. D. M. Peterson, C. A. Hummel, T. A. Pauls, J. T. Armstrong, J. A. Benson, C. G. Gilbreath et al.
      Pages 43-54
    3. M. Wittkowski, D. A. Boboltz, T. Driebe, K. Ohnaka
      Pages 61-70
    4. J. P. Aufdenberg, H.-G. Ludwig, P. Kervella, A. Mérand, S. T. Ridgway, V. Coudé du Foresto et al.
      Pages 71-82
    5. P. Kervella, N. Nardetto, D. Bersier, D. Mourard, P. Fouqué, V. Coudé du Foresto
      Pages 83-94
    6. D. Fedele, M. Wittkowski, F. Paresce, M. Scholz, P.R. Wood, S. Ciroi
      Pages 95-98
    7. Antoine Méerand, Pierre Kervella, Vincent Coudé du Foresto, Stephen T. Ridgway, Jason Aufdenberg, Theo ten Brummelaar et al.
      Pages 99-103
    8. J. Davis , M. J. Ireland, A. P. Jacob, J. R. North, S. M. Owens, J. G. Robertson et al.
      Pages 105-109
    9. K. Ohnaka, J. Bergeat, T. Driebe, U. Graser, K.-H. Hofmann, R. Köhler et al.
      Pages 111-115
  4. Science: Stars — circumstellar matter, IR objects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. O. Chesneau, R. van Boekel, T. Herbst, P. Kervella, M. Min, L.B.F.M. Waters et al.
      Pages 131-141
    3. R. G. Petrov, F. Millour, O. Chesneau, G. Weigelt, D. Bonneau, Ph. Stee et al.
      Pages 153-161
    4. L.B.F.M. Waters, Ch. Leinert
      Pages 163-173
    5. S. Correia, R. Köhler, G. Meeus, H. Zinnecker
      Pages 175-179
    6. Peter Woitke, Andreas Quirrenbach
      Pages 181-185
    7. C. Gil, F. Malbet, M. Schöller, O. Chesneau, Ch. Leinert
      Pages 187-191
    8. D. J. Wallace, J. Rajagopal, R. Barry, L. J. Richardson, B. Lopez, O. Chesneau et al.
      Pages 193-198
    9. R. Lachaume, Th. Preibisch, Th. Driebe
      Pages 199-203
  5. Science: Science: Stars — binaries and multiples

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. Christian A. Hummel
      Pages 207-215
    3. Sascha P. Quanz, Thomas Henning, Christoph Leinert, Thorsten Ratzka, Sebastian Wolf
      Pages 243-247
    4. Thomas Preibisch, Thomas Driebe, Stefan Kraus, Regis Lachaume, Roy van Boekel, Gerd Weigelt
      Pages 249-253
    5. F. Malbet, M. Benisty, W. J. de Wit, S. Kraus, A. Meilland, F. Millour et al.
      Pages 255-262
    6. M. Feldt, I. Pascucci, O. Chesneau, D. Apai, Th. Henning, Ch. Leinert et al.
      Pages 263-267
    7. Th. Ratzka, Ch. Leinert
      Pages 269-273
    8. Gail H. Schaefer, Michal Simon, L. Prato
      Pages 275-279
    9. Andy Boden, Anneila Sargent, Rachel Akeson, John Carpenter
      Pages 281-285
  6. Science: Stars — Galactic centre, AGNs, astrometry, exo-planets and future targets

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 287-287
    2. Anne Poncelet, Guy Perrin, Héelèene Sol
      Pages 301-305
    3. A. Eckart, J.-U. Pott, A. Glindemann, T. Viehmann, R. Schödel, C. Straubmeier et al.
      Pages 307-312
    4. T. Paumard, G. Perrin, A. Eckart, R. Genzel, P. Léna, R. Schödel et al.
      Pages 313-317
    5. Andreas Quirrenbach
      Pages 319-324
  7. Instrumentation: Concepts for future interferometric fringe tracking

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 329-329
    2. M. Gai, D. Bonino, L. Corcione, D. Gardiol, M. G. Lattanzi, D. Loreggia et al.
      Pages 331-335
    3. F. Cassaing , F. Baron , I. Mocoeur , L.M. Mugnier, G. Rousset, B. Sorrente
      Pages 337-341
  8. Instrumentation: 2nd Generation Instrumentation for the VLTI – Proposals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 343-343

About these proceedings


Long-baseline interferometry has been traditionally regarded as a very technical method with a limited number of applications. At the turn of the millennium, with the introduction of large community-oriented facilities such as the VLTI, we are seeing a transformation into a major astronomical technique, with a corresponding dramatic increase in the number of publications. This book marks this transition, by providing a wide and deep insight into a large number of diverse and compelling results recently obtained by long-baseline interferometers. It also provides an insight into concepts which form the basis of future instruments and further developments in this technique.


AGN Astrometry Exoplanets Interferometer Stars Tracking VLTI interferometry

Editors and affiliations

  • A. Richichi
    • 1
  • F. Delplancke
    • 2
  • F. Paresce
    • 3
  • A. Chelli
    • 4
  1. 1.European Southern ObservatoryGermany
  2. 2.European Southern ObservatoryGermany
  3. 3.IASF BolognaBologna 40129Italy
  4. 4.Observatoire de GrenobleLab. d’AstrophysiqueGrenoble CX 38041France

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  • Copyright Information Springer 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-74253-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-74256-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1611-6143
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