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The 10th VLTI School of Interferometry

07/06/2021 @ 14:00 18/06/2021 @ 19:00 CEST

VLTI schools of interferometry have been organized roughly every two years since the opening of the ESO Very Large Telescope Interferometer in 2002. They have helped to train hundreds of astrophysicists in using interferometry and the instruments at VLTI and other facilities for their research.

The aim of these VLTI schools is to offer Ph.D. students, post-doctoral and permanent researchers an introduction to the technique of long-baseline optical/infrared interferometry, an overview of the current generation of instruments, and lectures and practice sessions in data reduction, modeling, and image reconstruction. Seminars and reviews on astrophysical results in various fields ranging from stellar physics to planetology and extra-galactic science are also given. While remaining as comprehensive as possible, each school also focused on a subject such as a new instrument, a problematic in interferometry, or a field of astrophysics.

The 10th VLTI school will focus on the latest VLTI instrument: MATISSE, the new four-beam combiner operating in the mid-infrared, from 2.8 to 13 microns, build by an international consortium led by the Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur and open to the community since April 2019. It will also set emphasis on one of MATISSE driving astrophysical programs: planetology.

For more information, visit the school’s webpage at

Scientific Organizing Committee (SOC):
Myriam Benisty (IPAG)
Roy van Boekel (MPIA)
Laurent Bourges (OSUG)
David Buscher (University of Cambridge)
Mercedes Filho (University of Porto)
Ágnes Kóspál (Konkoly Observatory)
Roxanne Ligi (INAF)
Alexis Matter (OCA)
John McKean (ASTRON)
Anthony Meilland (OCA)
Florentin Millour (OCA)
Claudia Paladini (ESO)
Isabelle Tallon-Bosc (CRAL)