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2018 School

In 2018 the 9th VLTI Summer School will be organised by the EII and ESO. The school will take place from the 9th to the 14th of July, in Lisbon, Portugal.

The school will be very practical introducing the students to many tools commonly used in observation preparation and VLTI data reduction. The focus of the school will be GRAVITY instrument, but the MATISSE instrument and other instruments (AMBER, PIONIER) will also be referred.  The school intended audience are PhD students, post-docs and seniors with little experience in optical interferometry.  The number of students is around 30. At the end of the school the participants are expected to be capable of preparing a solid proposal for the VLTI and to reduce GRAVITY data. Although computers will be available, participants are encouraged to bring their laptop, to install software.

Important dates:
  • 9th February, first announcement and registration opens.
  • 4th May, deadline for applications for partial financial support (priority to PhD students and postdocs).
  • 1st June, applicants informed of partial financial support.
  • 1st July, registrations close (they may close earlier if all available places are filled).
  • 8th July, welcome reception.

Practical information:

Scientific Organising Committee:

Agata Karska, Poland
Agnes Kospal, Hungary
Almudena Alonso-Herrero, Spain
Anna Scaife, United Kingdom
Anthony Meilland, JMMC training coordinator
Antoine Merand, ESO
Bruno Lopez, MATISSE consortium
David Buscher, EII
Gilles Duvert, France
Heide Korhonen, Denmark
Jarl Brinchmann, Netherlands
Laurent Eyer, Switzerland
Lucas Labadie, Germany
Maria Teresa Beltran, Italy
Michaela Kraus, Czech Republic
Mike Ireland, Australia
Oliver Pfuhl, GRAVITY consortium
Olivier Absil, Belgium
Paulo Garcia, Portugal, Chair
Rachel Roettenbacher, Sweden
Rebeca Garcia-Lopez, Ireland
Thibaut Paumard, GRAVITY consortium
Thorsten Ratzka, Austria



Local Organising Committee:

Mercedes Filho
Paulo Garcia
Sandra Costa
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