This workshop will be a point of contact between groups at UCL interested in future spectroscopic surveys, including the Astrophysics Group, MSSL and the Cosmoparticle Initiative.
The next five years will see a revolution in multi-object spectroscopy through the advent of several new facilities on ground- and space-based observatories. This will follow recent and continuing progress in gathering deep panoramic and time-dependent imaging data. We can expect significant progress in observational cosmology, Galactic archeology, galaxy evolution and transient science. UCL astronomers are involved in all of the key facilities. The workshop will provide an opportunity to show-case each of these facilities and their scientific potential as well as to offer the opportunity to discuss their complementary aspects and possible synergies between them.
Organizers: Richard Ellis and Andreu Font-Ribera
Date: Wednesday February 6th, 2019
Time: 2pm to 5pm
Location: Cruciform Building, LT2
2.00pm – 3.20pm Future spectroscopic surveys
3:20pm - 3:50pm Coffee break
3:50pm - 5:00pm Science from millions of spectra
4:30pm - 5:00pm: UCL opportunities and general discussion
5:00pm - 6:00pm Drinks at the Housman Room
This workshop is supported by the Cosmoparticle Initiative