CfA OIR Division Lunch Talks


Thursday, February 14, 2008, 12:30 pm, Pratt Conference Room


Infrared Astronomy: What Next?

Dr. Dimitra Rigopoulou (Oxford)

I will present the scientific case for the new JAXA/ESA mission SPICA. The mission was recently approved by ESA Cosmic Vision 2015-2020 with Europe contributing one of the three focal plane instruments the far-infrared camera/spectrometer SAFARI. I will review the scientific case for SAFARI and discuss its specific advatnages for the exploration of the high-redshift Universe.

SPICA telescope