AAS 203rd Meeting, January 2004
Session 2 Astronomical Research
Invited, Monday, January 5, 2004, 8:30-9:20am, Centennial I/II

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[2.01] New Waves: Astronomical Research with Millimeter to Infrared Interferometers

A. I. Sargent (CalTech)

Radio astronomers have long used interferometers to carry out high angular resolution observations of astronomical sources. Scientific results from the first small, university-based instruments were sufficiently exciting to warrant the construction of the Very Large Array, one of the world's most successful and productive astronomical facilities. Similarly, astronomical research carried out over the last 20 years with small millimeter-wave interferometers is currently the driver for constructing much larger millimeter- and even submillimeter arrays. Optical/IR interferometric studies are relatively recent but already are producing tanatlizing results. Recent scientific highlights and the potential of the new IR and submillimeter arrays wil be discussed.

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