Splinter Meeting: Science with the LBT

Aim of the meeting

The Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) is approaching the completion of its suite of first generation instruments. The three pairs of facility instruments LBC, Luci1&2, and MODS1&2 are expected to enter full binocular operations in the course of the year 2016. Both Luci1&2 will be offered in diffraction limited observing modes in 2016, and the PI and strategic instruments PEPSI and LBTI will move to regular operations next year as well. It is thus to be expected to see a boost in the scientific productivity of the LBT in the near future. The aim of this splinter meeting is to present some of the recent science highlights obtained with the LBT, and to outline the future science opportunities at the observatory.


Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 15:00 - 18:30


Roland Gredel, MPIA

Preliminary programme

Oral presentations

Christian Veillet: Scientific opportunities at the LBT - recent developments in instrumentation and operations

Klaus Strassmeier: Feel the taste: The new Potsdam echelle polarimetric and spectroscopic instrument for the LBT

Matthias Frank: ACME: the Andromeda C- and M-star Exploration

Gerold Busch: On the black hole mass - bulge luminosity relation of low-luminosity type-1 QSOs


Eva Wuyts: The evolution of galaxy abundances from z=2.6 to z=0.8

Shiwei Wu: LOBSTAR: Understanding the massive stellar content of young star-forming regions

Mark Norris/Matthias Frank: The nature of ultra-compact dwarf galaxies

Matthias Mallonn: Exoplanet transit and eclipse observations with MODS and LBC


M. Langener: Characteristics of extremely blue starbursting galaxies

G. Bihain: Ultra-cool dwarf neighbors of the Sun spectroscopically confirmed with LBT/Luci

A. Rabitz: Unveiling distant X-ray selected galaxy clusters with LBC and MODS

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