EELT-HIRES the high-resolution spectrograph for the E-ELT

A. Marconi, P. Di Marcantonio, V. D'Odorico, S. Cristiani, R. Maiolino, E. Oliva, L. Origlia, M. Riva, L. Valenziano, F. M. Zerbi, M. Abreu, V. Adibekyan, C. Allende Prieto, P. J. Amado, W. Benz, I. Boisse, X. Bonfils, F. Bouchy, L. Buchhave, D. BuscherA. Cabral, B. L. Canto Martins, A. Chiavassa, J. Coelho, L. B. Christensen, E. Delgado-Mena, J. R. De Medeiros, I. Di Varano, P. Figueira, M. Fisher, J. P. U. Fynbo, A. C. H. Glasse, M. Haehnelt, C. Haniff, C. J. Hansen, A. Hatzes, P. Huke, A. J. Korn, I. C. Leão, J. Liske, C. Lovis, P. Masłowski, I. Matute, Richard Alexander McCracken, C. J. A. P. Martins, M. J. P. F. G. Monteiro, S. Morris, T. Morris, H. Nicklas, A. Niedzielski, N. J. Nunes, E. Palle, P. M. Parr-Burman, V. Parro, I. Parry, F. Pepe, N. Piskunov, D. Queloz, A. Quirrenbach, R. Rebolo Lopez, A. Reiners, Derryck Telford Reid, N. Santos, W. Seifert, S. Sousa, H. C. Stempels, K. Strassmeier, X. Sun, S. Udry, L. Vanzi, M. Vestergaard, M. Weber, E. Zackrisson

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The first generation of E-ELT instruments will include an optic-infrared High Resolution Spectrograph, conventionally indicated as EELT-HIRES, which will be capable of providing unique breakthroughs in the fields of exoplanets, star and planet formation, physics and evolution of stars and galaxies, cosmology and fundamental physics. A 2-year long phase A study for EELT-HIRES has just started and will be performed by a consortium composed of institutes and organisations from Brazil, Chile, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom. In this paper we describe the science goals and the preliminary technical concept for EELT-HIRES which will be developed during the phase A, as well as its planned development and consortium organisation during the study.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGround-Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI
EditorsChristopher J. Evans, Luc Simard, Hideki Takami
ISBN (Electronic)9781510601956
Publication statusPublished - 9 Aug 2016
EventGround-Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 26 Jun 201630 Jun 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


ConferenceGround-Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI
CountryUnited Kingdom


  • Cosmology
  • Exoplanets
  • Extremely large telescopes
  • Fundamental physics
  • High resolution spectroscopy
  • Physics and evolution of galaxies
  • Physics and evolution of stars
  • Stars and planets formation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Marconi, A., Di Marcantonio, P., D'Odorico, V., Cristiani, S., Maiolino, R., Oliva, E., Origlia, L., Riva, M., Valenziano, L., Zerbi, F. M., Abreu, M., Adibekyan, V., Allende Prieto, C., Amado, P. J., Benz, W., Boisse, I., Bonfils, X., Bouchy, F., Buchhave, L., ... Zackrisson, E. (2016). EELT-HIRES the high-resolution spectrograph for the E-ELT. In C. J. Evans, L. Simard, & H. Takami (Eds.), Ground-Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI [990823] (Proceedings of SPIE; Vol. 9908). SPIE.