Key Programs of the HIFI Consortium

3 - 7 April 2006

Venue: Lorentz Center@Oort

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HIFI is the heterodyne instrument that will fly on the Herschel Space Observatory to be launched by the European Space Agency in 2007. Over the years, detailed programs for the guaranteed time associated with this instrument have been developed in the areas of solar system science, the physics and chemistry of regions of star formation - in particular water and spectral surveys -, circumstellar matter around late type stars, and the physics and chemistry of the interstellar medium in our own galaxy and other galaxies. The goal of this workshop is to review the status of these programs, and specifically the target samples and required integration times. This workshop is expected to lead to detailed plans to complete the proposals, which have to be submitted by June 1, 2006.

The schedule for this meeting is as follows:

Monday April 3rd, 2006

Solar System & Extragalactic (Galactic nuclei & low metal systems)

Tuesday April 4th, 2006

Stellar evolution & ISM (warm ISM & molecular carriers)

Wednesday April 5th, 2006

Unbiased spectral surveys of regions of star formation

Thursday April 6th, 2006

Orion/Sgr B2

Friday April 7th, 2006

Water in regions of star formation


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