Scientific Drivers for ESO Future VLT/VLTI Instrumentation

Proceedings of the ESO Workshop Held in Garching, Germany, 11–15 June 2001

  • Jacqueline Bergeron
  • Guy Monnet
Conference proceedings

Part of the ESO Astrophysics Symposia book series (ESO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. Introduction

  3. The Redshifted Universe

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Fabrizio Fiore
      Pages 30-35
    3. Holger Pedersen, Michel Boer, Michael I. Andersen
      Pages 36-41
    4. Filippo M. Zerbi, Guido Chincarini, Marcello Rodonó, Gabriele Ghisellini, Angelo Antonelli, Paolo Conconi et al.
      Pages 42-47
    5. Emmanuel Rollinde, Patrick Petitjean, Christophe Pichon, Stephane Colombi, Bastien Aracil
      Pages 54-59
    6. Bob Carswell, Gerry Gilmore
      Pages 78-80
    7. Olivier Le Fèvre
      Pages 81-86
    8. J. G. Cuby, B. Delabre, J. L. Lizon, O. Le Fèvre, J. P. Picat
      Pages 87-92
    9. Matthew Colless, Keith Taylor
      Pages 93-98
    10. Simon Morris, Robert Content, Ray Sharpies, Richard Bower, Roger Davies, Carlton Baugh
      Pages 99-107
    11. R. Bacon, G. Adam, S. Cabrit, F. Combes, R. L. Davies, E. Emsellem et al.
      Pages 108-117
    12. R. Genzel, R. Hofmann, D. Tomono, N. Thatte, F. Eisenhauer, M. Lehnert et al.
      Pages 118-127
    13. Gillian Wright, Rob Ivison, Peter Hastings, Martyn Wells, Ray Sharpies, Jeremy Allington Smith et al.
      Pages 128-135
    14. Martin M. Roth, Thomas Becker, Petra Böhm, Andreas Kelz
      Pages 136-138
    15. François Hammer, Frédéric Sayède, Eric Gendron, Thierry Fusco, Denis Burgarella, Véronique Cayatte et al.
      Pages 139-148
    16. Frank Eisenhauer, Paul van der Werf, Niranjan Thatte, Tim de Zeeuw, Matthias Tecza, Marijn Franx et al.
      Pages 149-157
    17. R. I. Davies, D. Bonaccini, S. Rabien, W. Hackenberg, T. Ott, S. Hippler et al.
      Pages 158-163
    18. Frédéric Zamkotsian, Denis Burgarella, Véronique Buat, Kjetil Dohlen, Marc Ferrari
      Pages 164-166
  4. Nearby Galaxies, Stars and the Interstellar Medium

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. Ralf-Jürgen Dettmar
      Pages 169-174
    3. Fabio Bresolin, Wolfgang Gieren, Grzegorz Pietrzyński, Rolf-Peter Kudritzki, Norbert Przybilla, Roberto H. Mendez
      Pages 184-189
    4. N. Przybilla, A. Kaufer, K. A. Venn, R. P. Kudritzki, D. J. Lennon, J. K. McCarthy
      Pages 190-192
    5. Jean-Pierre Maillard, Roland Bacon
      Pages 193-198
    6. Roberto Pallavicini, Filippo Zerbi, Jean-Luc Beuzit, Giovanni Bonanno, Piercarlo Bonifacio, Maurizio Comari et al.
      Pages 205-212
    7. Luca Pasquini, Markus Kissler-Patig
      Pages 213-218
    8. Andreas Kaufer
      Pages 219-224
    9. H. M. Schmid, I. Appenzeller, J. O. Stenflo, A. Kaufer
      Pages 231-237
    10. J.-F. Donati, C. Catala, G. Mathys, A. Kaufer, J.-G. Cuby, I. Appenzeller et al.
      Pages 238-243
    11. Claire Moutou, Athena Coustenis, Jean Schneider, Didier Queloz, Michel Mayor, Richard Saint Gilles
      Pages 244-246
    12. J.-L. Gach, D. Darson, C. Guillaume, C. Goillandeau, C. Cavadore, O. Boissin et al.
      Pages 247-250
  5. High Spectral Resolution: AGNs, Stellar Environments and Planets

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 251-251
    2. Jochen Eislöffel, Uwe Laux, Bringfried Stecklum
      Pages 253-257
    3. David Mouillet, Jean-Luc Beuzit, Gael Chauvin, Anne-Marie Lagrange
      Pages 258-263
    4. Wolfgang Brandner, Dan Potter
      Pages 264-266
    5. Daniel Rouan, Pierre Riaud, Jacques Baudrand, François Lacombe
      Pages 267-272
    6. Yves Rabbia, Pierre Baudoz, Jean Gay
      Pages 273-278
    7. Andreas Glindemann, Bertrand Bauvir, Roy van Boekel, Serge Correia, Françoise Delplancke, Frederic Derie et al.
      Pages 279-288

About these proceedings


This is the start of a long process to ultimately operate new advanced capabilities at Paranal that can keep up with the ever-growing need for larger and more complex astrophysical data sets. A modern instrument represents a very significant investment in cash, human resources and time. Such a meeting gives us a precious yardstick to evaluate the competitiveness of first-generation instruments and associated current and forthcoming proposals for first-generation upgrades. This is also crucial to orient the large research and development effort that will provide the very foundation on which second-generation VLT instrumentation can be built. Finally, it represents a significant step towards defining the hopes and goals for the future Extremely Large Telescope to come. The first outcome of this meeting, already in progress, is outlined in the epilogue.


Interstellar Medium Nearby Galaxies Stars The Universe VLT VLTI Instrumentation galaxy instruments planet telescope universe

Editors and affiliations

  • Jacqueline Bergeron
    • 1
  • Guy Monnet
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut d’Astrophysique de ParisParisFrance
  2. 2.European Southern ObservatoryGarchingGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-43217-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-43215-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-2433
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-6143
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