Science with the
Date: 12-13 March 2013
Location: Carnegie Observatories,
The goals of this workshop are:
- to inform the US and international communities about the proposed capabilities of GMTIFS and the GMT NGSAO and LTAO systems.
- to ensure that GMTIFS serves the needs of the GMT community by articulating a broad range of science drivers for the instrument.
- to ensure that GMTIFS meets those needs by developing "telescope proposals" for these key science drivers that capture both scientific and technical requirements.
A summary of the capabilities of GMTIFS can be found on the GMTIFS overview page. GMTIFS will incorporate an adaptive-optics near-infrared integral-field spectrograph (IFS) with an adaptive-optics near-infrared imager. It will operate in the 0.9-2.5 micron wavelength range. The baseline design for the IFS has image scales of 50, 25, 12, and 6 mas/spaxel with spectral resolving powers of R = 5,000 and 10,000. The baseline design for the Imager has 5 mas/pixel and a 20x20 arcsec field that is matched to the corrected field of the adaptive-optics system.
Further information is available at the
GMTIFS web site.
The workshop is open to all interested astronomers. The format will include invited reviews of key science areas, and also contributed talks from participants. A focus of the workshop will be to capture these contributions in the form of scientific and technical justifications that will guide the future development of the instrument.