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Durham University

Department of Physics


CfAI Seminar Programme

3rd July 2018, 15:00 to 16:00, OCW017 (Ogden West L0 seminar room)

Tuesday 3rd July: OCW107 3pm

Roland Bacon (CRAL, University of Lyon): Science prospects with MUSE at the VLT

Abstract: The Multi-Unit Spectroscopic Explorer (MUSE) is an integral field spectrograph with unique capabilities on the Very Large Telescope. With its high sensitivity and by providing a complete view of the optical spectrum over 1 arcmin2 it has been a tremendous breakthrough in the way galactic and extragalactic observations are performed. I will present a few examples where MUSE’s transformational science capabilities are demonstrated. The success of MUSE calls for new ideas for the next generation of VLT instruments, and I will present the concept of a blue-MUSE: a wider field of view, higher resolution, blue-optimised version of MUSE.

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