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Data treatment towards the ELT age. The ESPRESSO case

G. Cupani, S. Cristiani, V. D'Odorico, J. I. González Hernández, C. Lovis, A. G. Segovia Milla, S. G. Sousa, D. Sosnowska, P. Di Marcantonio, D. Mégevand

Several ambitious scientific projects are currently pushing the limits of astrophysical spectroscopy, in terms of wavelength accuracy and long-term stability. These objectives put strong constraints also on the treatment of observational data, requiring dedicated software to be developed as an integral part of the instrument. In this context, a key role will be played by ESPRESSO, an ultra-stable, high-resolution spectrograph for the VLT. ESPRESSO will be the first ESO instrument to be delivered with a dedicated tool for data analysis, in addition to data reduction. New solutions to treat ESPRESSO data have been developed in view of their application to the the next-generation spectrographs.

Memorie della Societa Astronomica Italiana

Societa Astronomica Italiana
Vol. 86, Page 502

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Institute of Astrophysics and Space Sciences

Institute of Astrophysics and Space Sciences (IA) is a new but long anticipated research infrastructure with a national dimension. It embodies a bold but feasible vision for the development of Astronomy, Astrophysics and Space Sciences in Portugal, taking full advantage and fully realizing the potential created by the national membership of the European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Southern Observatory (ESO). IA resulted from the merging the two most prominent research units in the field in Portugal: the Centre for Astrophysics of the University of Porto (CAUP) and the Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics of the University of Lisbon (CAAUL). It currently hosts more than two-thirds of all active researchers working in Space Sciences in Portugal, and is responsible for an even greater fraction of the national productivity in international ISI journals in the area of Space Sciences. This is the scientific area with the highest relative impact factor (1.65 times above the international average) and the field with the highest average number of citations per article for Portugal.

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