We present an overview of the scientific potential of MATISSE, the Multi Aperture mid-Infrared SpectroScopic Experiment for the Very Large Telescope Interferometer. For this purpose we outline selected case studies from various areas, such as star and planet formation, active galactic nuclei, evolved stars, extrasolar planets, and solar system minor bodies and discuss strategies for the planning and analysis of future MATISSE observations. Moreover, the importance of MATISSE observations in the context of complementary high-angular resolution observations at near-infrared and submillimeter/millimeter wavelengths is highlighted.
- Optical and Infrared Interferometry and Imaging V
- Pub Date:
- July 2016
- Astrophysics - Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics
- SPIE Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation conference, June 2016, 20 pages, 6 Figures