MROI project scientist, Dr. M. Creech-Eakman, is a co-author of a paper, Circumstellar disks and planets. Science cases for next-generation optical/infrared long-baseline interferometers which will appear shortly in the “Astronomy and Astrophysics Review”. The paper details how current optical and infrared interferometers can contribute to theoretical issues associated with the formation and evolution of stars and planets. The data obtained from the interferometers will also help to discriminate among competing models of the processes involved in the evolutionary processes. The paper also details how this work will complement studies taking place at other facilities, such as ALMA and JWST, over the coming decade. The paper is the result of a European Interferometry Initiative OPTICON FP7 sponsored workshop in Kiel, Germany in May 2010 hosted by Dr. S. Wolf and Dr. F. Malbet.
For preprint of the paper:
For more details on the workshop: