2014 Interferometry Forum


Newly Released: The 2014 Forum Report (draft 2014-08-26)

When: June 28th, 2014; 9am - 5:45pm

Where: Université de Montréal, Pavillion Roger-Gaudry, Room D-460 (directions).

Purpose:
The objective of this forum was to provide a venue for exchanges on planning, opportunities, collaborations, possible coordination, issues related to the optimization and science operation of current array facilities, and opportunities for the future. A workshop environment was provided, and a modest attendance, so that extended discussions engaging all participants were possible and encouraged. Our aim was to provide a measured, deliberate environment that compliments the pace of the more frenetic SPIE meeting.

Agenda:

Time
Duration
Topic
Discussion Lead
Archivist
09:00
00:30
Opening / Context of Forum
Gerard van Belle
Olivier Absil
09:30
00:45
Notable Technical Developments from the SPIE
Antoine Mérand
Tom Armstrong
10:15
00:30
Break


10:45
00:45
Planet Formation Imager: Design
John Monnier
Theo ten Brummelaar
11:30
00:45
Planet Formation Imager: Science
Stefan Kraus
Ifan Payne
12:15
01:00
Lunch


13:15
00:45
VLTI developments / VLT in the ELT era
Jean-Philippe Berger
Fabien Malbet
14:00
00:45
Steps to Space-Based Facilities
Stephen Rinehart
Dave Mozurkewich
14:45
00:30
Break


15:15
00:30
OIFITS v2.0
John Young
open
15:45
00:45
Databases
Xavier Haubois
Guillaume Mella
16:30
00:45
New Developments for Operational Facilities
Peter Tuthill
Eric Thiébaut
17:15
00:30
Wrap-up
Gerard van Belle
David Buscher
17:45
00:00
End of day






Confirmed Participants
Gerard van Belle (Lowell Observatory, chair)
Noel Richardson (U de Montreal, local host)
Olivier Absil (Université de Liège)
Tom Armstrong (NRL)
Ellyn Baines (NRL)
Jean-Philippe Berger (ESO)
David Buscher (Cambridge)
Alain Chelli (IPAG)
Vincent Coudé du Foresto (Observatoire Paris-Meudon)
Xavier Haubois (Observatoire de Paris)
Mike Ireland (Macquarie University)
Rainer Köhler (MPIA)
Lucas Labadie (Universität zu Köln)
Fabien Malbet (Institut de Planétologie et d'Astrophysique de Grenoble)
Guillaume Mella (JMMC / Obs. Grenoble)
Antoine Mérand (ESO)
John Monnier (U. Michigan)
Dave Mozurkewich (Seabrook Engineering)
Matthew Muterspaugh (TSU)
Claudia Paladini (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
Ifan Payne (NMT)
Andreas Quirrenbach (Heidelberg)
Suvendu Rakshit (OCA)
Steve Ridgway (NOAO)
Stephen Rinehart (NASA GSFC)
Giorgio Savini (UCL)
Henrique Schmitt (NRL)
Theo ten Brummelaar (CHARA)
Peter Tuthill (U. Sydney)
Michel Tallon (Observatoire de Lyon, France)
Eric Thiébaut (Observatoire de Lyon, France)
Stefan Kraus (University of Exeter)
Gaetan Dalla Vedova (OCA)
John Young (University of Cambridge)

Details on the previous Forum are available here as well.