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AMBER Science and Data Reduction JMMC Workshop

posted Mar 7, 2011, 4:11 AM by EII Domain Administrator
*AMBER Science and Data Reduction JMMC Workshop*
_Grenoble, 21-22 Mar 2011_
Sponsored by JMMC and IPAG

*Web site*: http://amber.obs.ujf-grenoble.fr/spip.php?article190

*Rationale* : AMBER/VLTI has now been offered since October 2005 to the ESO community. In July 2010, the last version of the AMBER Data Reduction software has been released by the JMMC under the version amdlib v3. It brings significant improvements especially in the regime of low flux.

We would like to take the opportunity to present this new version of the AMBER data reduction software to gather the astronomers who have obtained AMBER data. This will be the occasion to learn more on how to reduce AMBER data, but also to publicize the various results and share our common experience on the instrument. This will also be the opportunity to share some information on the current status of the instrument. This workshop will last 2 days.

The participants are welcome to bring their laptop and their AMBER data. It will be possible to install the new AMBER software and benefit from the advices of the JMMC AMBER data reduction group during practical sessions to reduce their data.

*Organizers* : JMMC AMBER data reduction working group

*Venue* : Institut de Planétologie et d’Astrophysique de Grenoble (Grenoble, France) from Monday 21 March 2011 at 9:00am to Tuesday 22 March 2011 at 17:00pm.

*Foreseen speakers* :
- Jean-Philippe Berger, "AMBER at ESO Paranal"
- Gilles Duvert, "amdlib v3 core program tutorial"
- Florentin Millour/Jean-baptiste Le Bouquin, "amdlib yorick interface tutorial"
- Isabelle Percheron, "AMBER data quality assessment from ESO Garching" (TBC)

*Preliminary Program* :
- Monday 21 March 2011, morning : tutorials on VLTI, AMBER, AMBER data reduction
- Monday 21 March 2011, afternoon : practical session (reduce your AMBER data) and science oral contributions by participants
- Tuesday 22 March 2011, morning : practical session (reduce your AMBER data) and science oral contributions by participants (continued)
- Tuesday 22 March 2011, afternoon : round table on future data reduction developments on AMBER data ; conclusion.

*Contributed talks* : all scientific contributions are welcome (oral talks or posters). Please send an email to F. Malbet <Fabien.Malbet@obs.ujf-grenoble.fr> with "AMBER-WS2011" in the subject line before Friday 11 March 2011.

*Financial support* :
- We have received limited support from JMMC, IPAG, ASHRA, the Fizeau program (EII/OPTICON FP7) so that we can help young researchers to participate to this workshop. Please send an email to F. Malbet before Friday 11 February 2011. You will receive an answer before Friday 18 February 2011.
- The support from the Fizeau program will be mainly travel support mainly to the participants who are not from the AMBER consortium institutes. Participants who wish to receive such a support will be asked to fill in the Fizeau form.

*Registration* : Please send an email to F. Malbet with "AMBER-WS2011" in the subject line before Friday 11 March 2011.
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