ESPRESSO - Phase A
Investigador responsável no CAUP
This spectrograph is under preparation by a consortium of 4 partners, in close collaboration with ESO. It is currently planned for the VLT, and it will work as proof-of-concept for CODEX (planned for the E-ELT). The Portuguese participation, coordinated by CAUP, includes other Portuguese units (SIM, INETI) and individual collaborations.
ESPRESSO will allow to do fronteer research in some key astrophysical domains, including the detection of Earth-like planets orbiting other stars, and the study of the variability of the fundamental constants of Nature.
Início: 1 janeiro 2009