Working groups

The astrophysical working groups are aimed at defining the European vision and strategy for interferometry in the ALMA/ELT era. They are divided in two short term groups that will support approved ESO 2nd generation instrumentation science case definition. The scientific areas are those where the VLTI is expected to have the largest impact. The groups will review the referred specific areas and put the 2nd generation VLTI instrumentation in context with available and planned facilities and instrumentation, exploiting synergies and complementarities. These groups will by design include experts from outside the consortia, in order to build an open and participative science vision for the near future of the VLTI.

During the 2013-2016 period the following working group will be funded by WP14 OPTICON/FP7 (grant number 312430):
  • The future of Interferometry in Europe
During the 2009-2012 period the following working groups were funded by WP11.2 of OPTICON/FP7 (grant number 226604):
  • AGNs and the galactic center
  • Circumstellar disks and planets
  • Science cases for a second generation facility