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Publication details for Prof Ray Sharples

Morris, Simon, Content, Robert, Sharples, Ray, Bower, Richard, Davies, Roger & Baugh, Carlton (2002), A Million Element Integral Field Unit (MEIFU), Scientific Drivers for ESO Future VLT/VLTI Instrumentation Proceedings of the ESO Workshop held in Garching, Germany, 11-15 June, 2001 ESO Workshop. Garching, Germany, Springer, 99-107.

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We describe an instrument concept that will provide simultaneous spectra for a million spatial samples on the sky. With the proposed field of view and spectral resolution, it will be able to measure redshifts and line strengths for around 2-4000 z∼∼3-7 galaxies in a 16 night campaign. The main science driver is to obtain a complete census of the star formation properties of galaxies with 2.5