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.

Important dates

  • February  1st, 2020 : First announcement and web site
  • Beginning of March, 2020 : Registration
  • April 30th, 2020 : Deadline for financial support request
  • June 30th, 2020 : Deadline for registration and payment (100 euro)
  • September, 2020 : The VLTI-school starts

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!
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