Chilean professionals participate in designing E-ELT

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Mónica Rubio, Astrónoma U. de Chile

James Jenkins, Astrónomo U. de Chile

The European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) collaboration has extended to Chilean Universities for the design and study of high resolution spectrograph. Astronomers from three Chilean universities (Universidad de Chile, Universidad de Concepcion and Universidad de Antofagasta) will be participating in designing and science study of a revolutionary scientific project for the 40m-class telescope.

“Being a part of such collaboration is a key step for Chilean astronomy community”- explains Prof Dr. Monica Rubio, prominent astronomer at the Department of Astronomy, FCFM Universidad de Chile. "This news is really good because members of the international consortium who has given us a vote of confidence to the Chilean counterparts and recognized our science and technology to participate in the construction of an instrument of border capabilities," explains Prof. Rubio.

The news was announced after signing the contracts between the universities and E-ELT consortium.