Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Alan Moorwood
    Pages 15-24
  3. Alistair C.H. Glasse
    Pages 45-49
  4. John H. Lacy, Matthew J. Richter, Claudia Knez, Neal J. Evans, Daniel T. Jaffe, Thomas K. Greathouse
    Pages 50-56
  5. Michael I. Andersen, Klaus G. Strassmeier, Axel Hoffman, Manfred Woche, Paolo Spano
    Pages 57-61
  6. Katelyn N. Allers, Daniel T. Jaffe, John H. Lacy, Matthew J. Richter
    Pages 80-83
  7. Gregory J. Harris, Jonathan Tennyson, Hugh R.A. Jones, Yakiv V. Pavlenko
    Pages 88-91
  8. Katrin Kämpgen, Ralf Siebenmorgen
    Pages 96-99
  9. Ernesto Oliva, Livia Origlia, Roberto Maiolino, Sandro Gennari, Valdemaro Biliotti, Emanuel Rossetti et al.
    Pages 100-103
  10. Ralf Siebenmorgen, Endrik Krügel, Henrik W.W. Spoon
    Pages 109-112

About these proceedings

Introduction

Two specialized new instruments for ESO's VLT, VISIR and CRIRES, spawned the idea for this workshop. CRIRES is a dedicated very high resolution infrared spectrograph; VISIR features a high resolution spectroscopic mode. Together, the instruments combine the sensitivity of an 8m-telescope with the now well-established reliability of VLT-facility instruments. High resolution here means that lines in cool stellar atmospheres and HII-regions can be resolved. The astrophysical topics discussed in this rather specialized workshop range from the inner solar system to active galactic nuclei. There are many possibilities for new discoveries with these instruments, but the unique capability, which becomes available through high-resolution infrared spectroscopy, is the observation of molecular rotational-vibrational transitions in many astrophysical environments. Particularly interesting and surprising in this context, many papers on modeling and laboratory spectroscopy at the workshop appear to indicate that astronomical observations are lagging a bit behind in this field. The papers are an interesting mix of reports from existing high resolution facilities, reports on modeling efforts of synthetic spectra and reports on laboratory spectra. In this sense, a fruitful exchange between molecular physics and astronomy was again accomplished and is documented in this volume.

Keywords

Active Galaxies Astronomical Observation High Resolution Infrared Spectroscopy Interstellar Medium Planets Stars instruments

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/b96749
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin/Heidelberg 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-25256-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-31606-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-2433
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-6143
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