This joint workshop was organized by IPAG, ESO and EII. It took place at MJK in Grenoble from the 13th to the 16th of January 2014.
The presentations are available in PDF in the "program" pages.
Last Minute: due to a large attendance, the meeting will take place at the MJK, 10min walking from IPAG (see Access Map).
Last Minute: conference cocktail Wednesday 15.
PIONIER science meeting (13-14 of January)
The goal is to gather mini-reviews and discussions about the major topics that have been explored with PIONIER in the last 3 years:
Large program on YSO: JP. Berger
Imaging of YSO: J. Kluska
High Contrast: O. Absil
Galactic Center: S. Yazici and/or T. Paumard
Large program on Massive Binaries: H. Sana
Large program on Exozodi: JC Augereau
Mira stars: C. Paladini
Symbiotic Binaries: H. Boffin
Stellar surfaces: P. Kervella
New insights into eta Carinae: J. Groh
Data reduction and calibration: JB. Le Bouquin
RAPID detector upgrade: S. Guieu
VLTI community days (15-16 of January)
The spirit of this meeting is to provide a direct way for the community to exchange with those at ESO that take care of the VLTI and be informed of the ongoing projects, and to stimulate innovative scientific use of VLTI. Three incoming milestones justify this gathering: the offering of PIONIER to a wider community (P93) and the arrival of GRAVITY (2015) and MATISSE (2016).
There will be only invited oral contributions with plenty of time for discussions. The topics selected by the SOC are meant to put VLTI results in the global perspective and in a broader observational context. Future VLTI community days will deal with topics not covered here.
Session 1: Scientific achievements of VLTI and what can be expected in the future
Star and planet formation
Active Galactic Nuclei
Session 2:Lessons learnt from 10 years of VLTI operation
An overview of VLTI scientific usage
Feedback from the 2013 users committee
10 years of operation: successes and limitations
Session 3:Preparing for the future
VLTI future plans
A new model for VLTI operation and proposal preparation at the time of GRAVITY and MATISSE
European Interferometry Initiative and the future of VLTI and interferometry