17-19 February 2020
Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Roma
Europe/Rome timezone

Exploring the distant Universe with AO at the focus of cosmic telescopes

19 Feb 2020, 09:00
Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Roma

Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Roma

Palazzo Corsini via della Lungara, 10 Roma


Dr Eros Vanzella (INAF - OAS)


Gravitational lensing is allowing us to access physical scales and
luminosities in the distant Universe with unprecedented accuracy,
offering the opportunity to infer key physical quantities otherwise
unaccessible without AO. While such scientific programs are somehow
propaedeutic, AO technology coupled with cosmic telescopes will project
astronomers into a new territory. I'll present what we are learning
from the current studies on lensed and super-lensed fields, focusing
on the exploration of the farthest and faintest galaxies, down to
the parsec scale, eventually catching the still elusive formation of
globular clusters, potential agents of cosmic reionization.

Primary author

Dr Eros Vanzella (INAF - OAS)

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