Wavefront sensing in the VLT/ELT era + AO workshop week

Due to the COVID-19 situation, the following AO events were momentarily suspended in Europe: 

  • the AO workshop week in March/June 2020 in Porto
  • the Wavefront sensing in the VLT/ELT era in October 2020 in Nice 

The health conditions have been evolving favourably for the past few weeks (in Europe). Based on this positive evolution, we are pleased to confirm the organization of an event that will merge the WFS workshop with the AO workshop week: the 5th edition of the “Wavefront sensing in the VLT/ELT era + AO workshop week” to be held in Nice, from October 13 to 16th, 2020.

The rationale for the workshop is provided below, with a focus on WFSensing, but extending to the fields covered by the workshop week (models, simulations, real-time wave-front reconstruction and control, post-processing).
The workshop will be an in-person meeting to foster exchanges between young and senior researchers in all AO fields, yet broadcasting will also be offered to allow access to the wider community. The room capacity is large (180 people), ensuring the possibility of social distancing if required. 

The call for abstract submission is now open: https://wfs2020.sciencesconf.org/ Deadline for submitting your abstract is Friday Sept 11, 2020.

In the same line, please also note that AO4ELT7 will be organized in Marseille, early July 2021. The official announcement is due very soon.

Finally, because people’s health is our primary concern, we will obviously follow all the safety rules in place at the time of the workshop, and re-evaluate the situation if needed.
We look forward to seeing many of you in Nice,Best wishes,