[ASA] 2021 MAVIS Science Workshop, July 5-9th

Richard McDermid richard.mcdermid at mq.edu.au
Fri Apr 16 12:56:46 AEST 2021

2021 MAVIS Science Workshop

We welcome the participation of the astronomical community to the 2021 MAVIS Science Workshop, to be held online during the week of July 5-9th, 2021 (Detailed schedule to follow).

REGISTRATION AND ABSTRACT SUBMISSION (deadline May 30, 2021 - no registration fees): https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/y9_FCnx1jni76ZNM1u9baxM?domain=indico.ict.inaf.it

MAVIS (MCAO Assisted Visible Imager and Spectrograph) is a forthcoming facility instrument for the ESO’s VLT AOF (Adaptive Optics Facility, UT4 Yepun) currently starting Phase B. MAVIS comprises two main parts: a Multi-Conjugate Adaptive Optics (MCAO) system, pushing AO into the visible on a large field of view and over a significant fraction of the sky; and its post-focal instrumentation, featuring a 30"x30" imager, and a versatile integral field spectrograph (3” or 6” square field, R~5,000-15,000), both covering the visible part of the spectrum (370-1000nm) at the diffraction limit of the VLT. More information can be  found on MAVIS blog page (https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/By_9CoV1kpfrKV3x1TzvTS6?domain=mavis-ao.org). With its unique parameter space, MAVIS is foreseen to cover broad science cases, from solar system objects to high redshift galaxies, as highlighted in the current MAVIS Science Case (https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/Jp0QCp81lrtnx03XJUYskfQ?domain=arxiv.org).

This workshop aims at bringing together the scientific community and discussing the key science cases where MAVIS will have a strong impact due to its unparalleled capabilities, as well as identifying the areas where it will provide unique synergies with existing and forthcoming facilities such as ELTs and JWST. The workshop is an opportunity to engage the community and push forward the MAVIS project.

Format and Contributions
Given the current pandemic situation, the meeting will be fully online. To optimize the scientific outcome of the workshop and overcome limitations due to different time zones, the meeting will have pre-recorded contributions, available in advance, and live sessions mainly focused on discussion and interaction among participants.

As part of the registration, participants are strongly encouraged to provide a short abstract describing the science questions and topics they would like to address with MAVIS. The recorded talks will be informal, and can be up to 15 minutes in length. Shorter contributions are also welcomed. Live sessions will be held over a series of consecutive days, during an overlapping time window suitable for both east-coast Australia and Europe (most likely 6-9pm Australian Eastern Standard Time / 10am-1pm Central European Time).

A detailed schedule will be made available closer to the meeting, though we expect to discuss the following (non-exhaustive) list of topics:

• Galaxies at high redshift
• Evolution of galaxy structure
• Interstellar medium of galaxies
• Resolved stellar populations in galaxies
• Intermediate Mass Black Holes
• Supermassive Black Holes
• Feedback mechanisms in galaxies
• Star clusters across cosmic time
• Stellar abundances
• Circumstellar environments
• Solar system bodies
• Synergies with current and future facilities

We invite you to circulate this first announcement among your colleagues. We apologize if you receive this more than once. For any questions, do not hesitate to contact: richard.mcdermid at mq.edu.au<mailto:richard.mcdermid at mq.edu.au> or giovanni.cresci at inaf.it<mailto:giovanni.cresci at inaf.it>.

Best regards,
MAVIS Science Workshop Organising Committee

Richard McDermid (Macquarie, co-chair), Giovanni Cresci (INAF-Arcetri, co-chair), Francois Rigaut (ANU), Simone Antoniucci (INAF-Roma), Giuseppe Bono (INAF-Roma), Jean-Claude Bouret (LAM), Gayandhi De Silva (AAO-Macquarie), Marco Gullieuszik (INAF-Padova), Devika Kamath (Macquarie), Laura Magrini (INAF-Arcetri), Trevor Mendel (ANU)

A/Prof Richard McDermid
Deputy Director, Research Centre for Astronomy, Astrophysics, and Astrophotonics (MQAAAstro)
Macquarie Node Leader, ARC Centre of Excellence in All Sky Astrophysics in 3 Dimensions (ASTRO 3D)
Department of Physics and Astronomy,
Macquarie University NSW 2109, Australia
Tel: +61 2 9850 4476

[cid:281A59DB-5904-48F1-BAAE-136373792FA3 at mq.edu.au][cid:7E27E544-E8A0-4615-851A-0C73C4ADCAA3 at mq.edu.au]

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://mailman.sydney.edu.au/pipermail/asa/attachments/20210416/3de32cd0/attachment.html>
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: Ally_Network_Logo.png
Type: image/png
Size: 8237 bytes
Desc: Ally_Network_Logo.png
URL: <http://mailman.sydney.edu.au/pipermail/asa/attachments/20210416/3de32cd0/attachment.png>
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: MQ_Email_Logo.png
Type: image/png
Size: 6716 bytes
Desc: MQ_Email_Logo.png
URL: <http://mailman.sydney.edu.au/pipermail/asa/attachments/20210416/3de32cd0/attachment-0001.png>

More information about the ASA mailing list