17 - 19 August 2015
The profound impact of the Narrabri Stellar Intensity Interferometer is very much alive today: it is regarded as the foundational experiment from which the field of Quantum Optics germinated, while its legacy pervades all coherent-light astronomy. This meeting will look to the future and ask the question, what are the breakthroughs in optical physics which will empower tomorrow's visionary astronomical instruments? We have barely begun to explore the myriad possibilities enabled by a sophisticated approach to coherence in optical astronomy. Areas of opportunity include the full exploitation of photonic technologies, emergent themes within Quantum Astronomy and the coming generation of ELTs and optical long-baseline interferometers. This meeting will have a particular emphasis on coherent-light astronomy and high angular resolution imaging, with the aim to crystallize community ideas around next generation devices such as the Planet Formation Imager, a bold new initiative intended to reveal the cradles of birth for exoplanets.
Jean-Philippe Berger (ESO) ● Ken Baldwin (ANU) ● Joss Bland-Hawthorn (U. Sydney) ● Dainis Dravins (Lund Obs.)
Aglae Kellerer (Cavendish) ● Stefan Kraus (U. Exeter) ● Dimitri Mawet (Caltech) ● John Monnier (U. Mich.)
Laurent Pueyo (STSCI) ● Bill Tango (U. Sydney) ● Gautam Vasisht (JPL) ● Andrew White (U. Queensland)
Chair Peter Tuthill | SOC Julia Bryant, Michael Ireland, Pierre Kern, Sylvestre Lacour John Monnier, Anna Moore