Stellar activity, surface dynamics, fundamental parameters, exoplanetary systems, pulsations
9-21 Sep 2013 Barcelonnette (France)

Scientific rationale

Interferometry has reached a new era with the advent of large and multi-telescope arrays. Interferometric facilities are becoming  more and more open to non-specialist astronomers, and the Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI) is a good example of a fully open interferometric facility.

We are organizing a summer school to train astrophysicists to use the VTLI and other facilities with the current 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, stellar physics including the hot topics of stellar activity, evolution, hydrodynamics, planet-hosting stars, determination of fundamental parameters, circumstellar envelopes, young stellar objects, as well as the role of binaries.

The school will be held in the heart of the Alpine mountains in Barcelonnette, Côte d'Azur, France, from 9th-21st September 2013. Barcelonnette is a typical alpine town, located in the heart of the Mercantour French National Park, with many possibilities of activities like hiking or wildlife discovery. The school is also located a stone's throw from the Hypertelescope prototype,
a novel type of stellar  interferometer currently under construction, and a visit is foreseen during the school.

Important dates

  • February  1st, 2013 : First announcement and web site
  • Beginning of March, 2013 : Registration CLOSED
  • April 30th, 2013 : Deadline for financial support request check here for information CLOSED
  • June 30th, 2013 : Deadline for registration and payment (100 euro)
  • September 9th, 2013 : The VLTI-school starts

SOC

  • Andrea Chiavassa (Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur, Lagrange, Nice, France)
  • Florentin Millour (Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur, Lagrange, Nice, France)
  • Lionel Bigot (Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur, Lagrange, Nice, France)
  • Olivier Chesneau (Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur, Lagrange, Nice, France)
  • Anthony Meilland (Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur, Lagrange, Nice, France)
  • Philippe Stee (Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur, Lagrange, Nice, France)
  • Paulo Garcia (Universidade do Porto, Faculdade de Engenharia, Porto, Portugal)
  • Gilles Duvert (Observatoire des Sciences de l'Univers de Grenoble, Grenoble, France)
  • Jean Surdej (Institut d'Astrophysique et de Géophysique de Liège, Belgium)
  • Lucas Labadie (Physikalisches Institut, Köln, Germany)
  • Josef Hron (Department of Astronomy University of Vienna, Austria)
  • Andrzej Niedzielski (N. Copernicus University Centre for Astronomy, Toron, Poland) 
  • Laszlo Mosoni (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Konkoly Observatory, Budapest, Hungary)
  • Rene Oudmaijer (University of Leeds School of Physics and Astronomy, Leeds, UK)
  • Walter Jaffe (Leiden University, Leiden Obsevatory, Netherlands)
  • Jean-Philippe Berger (European Southern Observatory, Santiago Chile, Chile)

LOC

  • Andrea Chiavassa (Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur, Lagrange, Nice, France)
  • Florentin Millour (Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur, Lagrange, Nice, France)
  • Lionel Bigot (Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur, Lagrange, Nice, France)
  • Olivier Chesneau (Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur, Lagrange, Nice, France)
  • Anthony Meilland (Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur, Lagrange, Nice, France)
  • Philippe Stee (Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur, Lagrange, Nice, France)
  • Isabelle Lapassat (Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur, Lagrange, Nice, France)
  • Sophie Rousset (Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur, Lagrange, Nice, France)

Remerciements - Acknowledgments

Nous remercions le centre Séolane de Barcelonnette pour leur prompt et chaleureux accueil et l'aide apportée dans  l'organisation de l'école VLTI

We thank the Barcelonnette Séolane Center for their very prompt and kind welcome and help in the organization of the VLTI school

Contact

For any information, please contact the LOC at vltischool@sciencesconf.org

The lectures and the tutorials are downloadable on http://www.jmmc.fr/VltiSchool2013

   

Events

  • Public Conference: Wenesday 11th september evening: "Qu'est que c'est l'interferometrie?" by P. Lena
  • Public Conference: Wenesday 18th september evening: "L'hypertelescope dans l'Ubaye" by A. Labeyrie

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  • Outdoor activities for Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th: hiking, rafting, sightseeing, wildlife watching in collaboration with the Séolane Center, Tourism office and  Parc du Mercantour. Check here
  • Classical music concert at the Séolane Center. Check here

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  • Social dinner with typical alpine food at "Le Cheval Blanc" in Barcelonnette. Check here
  • Visit to the Hypertelescope at the Moutiere (bus + hinking) and wildlife watching on Saturday 14th. Check here

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  • Please note that the 2013 OHP Colloquium is being organized just after the 2013 VLTI school. Both events are close in time and in space: OHP is 150 km south-west from Barcelonnette. More information hereaa.jpg
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