POSTPONED

THE FUTURE

OF MOS TECHNOLOGIES

OPTICON-CSIC Workshop

Sep/Oct, 2020

Brussels, Belgium

Rationale

The technologies required to enable large spectroscopic surveys are one of the most challenging in astronomical instrumentation: instruments need to be accurate, with micrometer positioning accuracy and repeatability; fast, to minimize overheads; robust, to minimize failure; and low cost.

In recent years, new mechatronic devices have been developed to place thousands of high-throughput optical fibres at any given position on the focal plane. Other technologies subject to current R&D involve micro-mirror and micro-shutter arrays, programmable slit masks and, with increasing importance, photonics technologies (e.g., multi-core fibres, photonic lanterns, multiplexers, arrayed waveguide gratings).

This event will provide an excellent opportunity to bring together experts from different areas and groups with the goal to:

 

  • Present current and future MOS instruments and facilities.

  • Discuss and share innovative ideas for the design and development of new MOS instrumentation.

  • Identify the key enabling technologies that will require active industrial development.

  • Recognise new techniques and manufacturing capabilities in the market.

  • Examine optimal target acquisition and positioning methods and algorithms.

  • Review unbiased estimators to account for MOS assignment strategies.

 
 

The workshop will comprise invited and contributed talks. Invited review talks will help set the scene, and will include more technical presentations on MOS systems for facilities currently under construction and development.

 

We welcome contributions on, e.g., novel ideas, designs, developments, and results from currently built MOS facilities—including talks on ‘lessons learned’ from technology groups and science users.

 

Industrial partners are encouraged to present their technical and manufacturing capabilities, as a key element in the development of future MOS instrumentation.

Speakers

Eline Tolstoy (Groningen)

Galactic & LG science with MOS

Luigi Guzzo (Milano)

Cosmology & Xgal science with MOS

Vincenzo Mainieri (ESO)

The MOS programme at ESO

Myriam Rodrigues (GEPI)

MOS on ELTs

Peter Doel (UCL)

Prime focus correctors

Ernesto Oliva (INAF)

Spectrographs for MOS

Graham Murray (Durham) - TBC

Fibre technologies for MOS

Frederic Zamkotsian (LAM)

Non-fibre MOS solutions

 

SOC

Jean-Gabriel Cuby

LAM (France)

Bianca Garilli

INAF (Italy)

Vanessa Hill

Nice (France)

Andreas Kelz

AIP (Germany)

Francisco Prada (Chair)

CSIC (Spain)

Suzanne Ramsay

ESO

Rubén Sánchez-Janssen (Chair)

UKATC (UK)

 

AGENDA

Day One

10:00am

Fall 2020

02:00pm

Registration & Coffee

10:50am

Afternoon Session A

03:30pm

Opening Remarks

11:00am

Coffee Break

04:00pm

Morning Session A

12:30am

Afternoon Session B

06:00pm

Lunch

Reception

THE MEETING

 

Key dates

Sep / Oct 2020

Watch this space!

Registration & Participants

Free registration

 

Attendance is limited to 80 participants

Venue

CSIC Office, Rue du Trône 62

1050 Brussels

Belgium

 

THE FUTURE OF MOS TECHNOLOGIES

CSIC Office, Rue du Trône 62, 1050 Brussels, Belgium

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