SHAO Astrophysics Colloquium


Title: Science Goals of the Mid-Infrared Imager and Spectrograph (METIS) at ESO's Extremely Large Telescope (ELT)

Speaker: Bernhard R. Brandl (Leiden University)

Time 3pm, Nov. 16 (Thursday)  

Location: Lecture Hall, 3rd floor 

Abstract: With a collecting area of 39m in diameter, the European Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) will be the largest telescope optical/IR for many years to come.  The work on telescope and instruments is in full steam, leading to expected first light in 2024.  The ELT will be equipped with three scientific instruments, one of them being the Mid-Infrared Imager and Spectrograph (METIS). In this talk I present an overview of the ELT project, explain the science goals of METIS, and discuss some of the challenges to instruments on the next generation of extremely large telescopes.



Group meetings

Black hole Accretion and High-energy Astrophysics /Black Hole Feedback and Cosmic Ray Astrophysics Seminar

Location: 1608

Time: 14:00-16:00, Wednesday(Nov. 15th)

Speaker: Yaping Li

Title: Linking black-hole growth with host galaxies: The accretion-stellar mass relation and its cosmic evolution

Speaker: Weixiao Wang

Title: Line-driven Disk Winds in Active Galactic Nuclei: The Critical Importance of Ionization and Radiative Transfer



The Astrophysics division is the main group engaged in astrophysical research at Shanghai Astronomical Observatory. Research areas include active galactic nuclei and high energy astrophysics, galaxy formation and evolution, cosmology and large scale structure, star clusters and the structure of the Milk Way, star formation, and planetary astrophysics. There are now 45 faculty members, 16 postdocs, and 65 graduate students in the division.

The Astrophysics division maintains close partnerships with many astronomical research institutes, including the joint Key laboratory of research in galaxies and cosmology of CAS with University of Science and Technology of China, the joint astrophysics center with Xiamen University. Members of the astrophysics division also participate in many international and domestic astronomical projects, including LAMOST, HXMT, FAST, the Sloan Digital Sky Survey IV, TMT, LSST, etc.


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