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Astronomy & Astrophysics series of articles on first AMBER/VLTI results
Wednesday 21 February 2007, by Fabien Malbet


Two years after installation of AMBER on the VLTI, the first astrophysical results are flourishing. They are published as a special feature in Astronomy & Astrophysics in March 2007.

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Volume 464-1 (March II 2007)

List of joint press releases:

Journal:
- Astronomy & Astrophysics (A&A): http://www.aanda.org/index.php?opti...

Institutes:
- European Southern Observatory (ESO): http://www.eso.org/outreach/press-r...
- Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (France): http://www2.cnrs.fr/presse/communiq...
- Institut National des Sciences de l’Univers (France): http://www.insu.cnrs.fr/web/article...
- Max-Planck Gesellschaft (Germany): http://www.mpg.de/bilderBerichteDok...
- Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (Italy): http://www.inaf.it/inaf/ufficio-sta...

Laboratories:
- Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Grenoble / Observatoire des Sciences de l’Univers de Grenoble (Grenoble, France): http://www.obs.ujf-grenoble.fr/osug...
- Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie (Bonn, Germany): http://www.mpifr.de/public/pr/amber...


List of articles in the special section "AMBER Instrument description and first astrophysical results ": A&A volume 464-1, March II 2007


More information

- The AMBER website: http://amber.obs.ujf-grenoble.fr

- The previous AMBER press releases:

- The ESO messenger papers on AMBER to appear in the March issue (ESO Messenger N°127):

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AMBER, the near-infrared instrument of the VLTI
F. Malbet, R. Petrov, F. Rantakyrö, and the AMBER consortium, ESO Messenger N°127, in press
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First AMBER/VLTI science
F. Malbet, R. Petrov, G. Weigelt, O. Chesneau, A. Domiciano de Souza, A. Meilland, F. Millour, E. Tatulli, and the AMBER consortium, ESO Messenger N°127, in press

- Journal articles for general audience (French, English)

- Audio interview (Italian)

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Leonardo Testi

- Videos for TV (French)


Contacts:

Romain Petrov
Laboratoire Universitaire d’Astrophysique de Nice (LUAN/CNRS/UNSA), France
Phone : +33 (0) 492076347
Email : romain.petrov@unice.fr

Fabien Malbet
Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Grenoble (LAOG/CNRS/UJF), France
Phone : +33 (0) 476635833
Email : fabien.malbet@obs.ujf-grenoble.fr

Gerd Weigelt
Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie (MPIfR), Bonn, Germany
Phone: +49 228 525 243
Email : weigelt@mpifr-bonn.mpg.de

Leonardo Testi
INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (OAA), Florence, Italy
Phone : +39 055 2752234
Email : lt@arcetri.astro.it

Olivier Chesneau, Philippe Stee
Laboratoire Gemini, Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur, Nice, France
Phone : +33 (0) 493405340, 493405352
Email : Olivier.Chesneau@obs-azur.fr, Philippe.Stee@obs-azur.fr


List of associated authors

The list of the members of the AMBER consortium includes 98 persons from 5 main institutes (LAOG, LUAN, MPIfR, OAA, OCA).

It is worthwhile to note that about 40 astrophysicists, many of them external to the AMBER consortium, have directly contributed to these results:

  • Bechet, C. Centre de Recherche Astronomique de Lyon, France
  • Benisty, M. Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Grenoble, France
  • Berger, J.-P. Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Grenoble, France
  • Bode, M. F. Astrophysics Research Institute, UK
  • Bonneau, D. Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur, France
  • Chesneau, O. Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur, France
  • Davidson, K. Laboratory for Extraterrestrial Planets and Stellar Astrophysics, Goddard Space Flight Center, USA
  • Dessart, L. Steward Observatory, University of Arizona, USA
  • de Wit W.-J. Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Grenoble, France
  • Domiciano de Souza, A. Laboratoire Universitaire d’Astrophysique de Nice, France
  • Driebe, T. Max-Planck-Institut fur Radioastronomie, Germany
  • Gull, T. Laboratory for Extraterrestrial Planets and Stellar Astrophysics, Goddard Space Flight Center, USA
  • Hillier, J.D. Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pittsburgh, USA
  • Hofmann, K.-H. Max-Planck-Institut fur Radioastronomie, Germany
  • Hummel, C. European Southern Observatory, Chile
  • Isella, A. INAF-Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri & Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Italy
  • Jankov, S. Laboratoire Universitaire d’Astrophysique de Nice, France
  • Kraus, S. Max-Planck-Institut fur Radioastronomie, Germany
  • Lisi, F. INAF-Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri, Italy
  • Meilland, A. Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur, France
  • Malbet. F. Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Grenoble, France
  • Marconi, A. INAF-Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri, Italy
  • Martayan, C. GEPI-Observatoire de Paris-Meudon, France
  • Millour, F. Laboratoire Universitaire d’Astrophysique de Nice, France
  • Miroshnichenko, A.S. Max-Planck-Institut fur Radioastronomie, & Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, USA
  • Mourard, D. Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur, France
  • Nardetto, N. Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur, France & Max-Planck-Institut fur Radioastronomie, Germany
  • Natta, A. INAF-Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri, Italy
  • O’brien T.J. Jodrell Bank Observatory, UK
  • Ohnaka, K. Max-Planck-Institut fur Radioastronomie, Germany
  • Paresce, F. European Southern Observatory, Germany
  • Petrov. R.G. Laboratoire Universitaire d�Astrophysique de Nice, France
  • Preisbisch, T. Max-Planck-Institut fur Radioastronomie, Germany
  • Rantakyrö, F. European Southern Observatory, Chile
  • Richichi, A. European Southern Observatory, Germany
  • Schertl, D. Max-Planck-Institut f ur Radioastronomie, Germany
  • Skinner, G. CESR & Univ. P. Sabatier, France
  • Stee, Ph. Observatoire de la C�te d’Azur, France
  • Tallon, M. Centre de Recherche Astronomique de Lyon, France
  • Tallon-Bosc, I. Centre de Recherche Astronomique de Lyon, France
  • Tatulli, E.Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Grenoble, France & INAF-Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri, Italy
  • Thiébaut, E. Centre de Recherche Astronomique de Lyon, France
  • Testi, L. INAF-Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri, Italy
  • Vakili, F. Laboratoire Universitaire d’Astrophysique de Nice, France
  • Vannier, M. Laboratoire Universitaire d’Astrophysique de Nice & European Southern Observatory, Chile
  • Weigelt, G. Max-Planck-Institut fur Radioastronomie, Germany





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