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The Science Case for the European ELT

  • Isobel Hook
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings book series (ASSSP)

The European ELT (E-ELT) project has developed dramatically over the last year and has moved into the detailed design phase. The science case has been developed over many years with much of the community involvement and meetings being sponsored by the EC-funded OPTICON network [I. Hook (ed.), The Science Case for the European Extremely Large Telescope: The Next Step in Mankind’s Quest for the Universe (OPTICON & ESO, 2005)]. The activity involves over 100 astronomers from around Europe. In December 2005 ESO created 5 working groups whose primary role was to re-assess various aspects of the E-ELT following the review of the OWL project. The Science Working Group (SWG) produced a report in April 2006 [Report of the ELT Science Working Group (April 2006), available at http://www.eso.org/sci/facilities/eelt/publications.html] describing over 30 science cases and their feasibility with telescopes in the range 30 m to 60 m diameter.

Keywords

Black Hole Stellar Population Stellar Disk Initial Mass Function Early Type Galaxy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Oxford AstrophysicsOxfordUK

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