Scientific rationale

Interferometry has reached new heights with the second generation instruments of the Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI). From becoming open to non-specialist astronomers, interferometry has reached the status of breakthrough technique able to bring major milestones in today's science.

We are organizing a summer school to train astrophysicists to use the VLTI and other facilities with the new generation of instruments.The aim of  the school is to offer Ph.D. students, post-doctoral and permanent researchers an introduction to the technique of long-baseline  optical/infrared interferometry and data reduction in astrophysics, namely, planet-forming regions in infant stellar systems, planet-hosting stars, circumstellar envelopes, young stellar objects, as well as the tools necessary to interpret these data : toy models, image reconstruction, and radiative transfer modelling.

The school will be held in the heart of Côte d'Azur, France, at the beginning of September 2020.


The School is now RESCHEDULED to June 6-12 2021

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Important dates

  • October 16, 2020 : First (new) announcement and web site reopening

Remerciements - Acknowledgments

H2020 OPTICON, grant agreement 730890, PNPS, ASHRA


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  • 2020-02-01 : The conference website is up and running!
  • 2020-03-02 : Registration is open!
  • 2020-05-13 : School is postponed to late 2020 or 2021
  • 2020-10-16 : School resheduled to June 6-12, 2021
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