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

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Marconi, A 
Di Marcantonio, P 
D'Odorico, V 
Cristiani, S 


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.



astro-ph.IM, astro-ph.IM

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Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering

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Science and Technology Facilities Council (ST/N002873/1)
Science and Technology Facilities Council (ST/P00220X/1)
Science and Technology Facilities Council (ST/M007677/1)
Science and Technology Facilities Council (ST/L005514/1)
The Royal Society (wm120055)
This work was supported from the Italian National Institute for Astrophysics (Istituto Nazionale Italiano di Astrofisica, INAF). RM , DB, CH, MF, XS, DQ and MGH acknowledge support from the UK Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC). MGH is supported by the ERC Advanced grant Emergence-32056. This work was supported by Fundaçao para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT, Portugal), project ref. PTDC/FIS-AST/1526/2014, through national funds and by FEDER through COMPETE2020 (ref. POCI-01-0145-FEDER-016886), as well as through grant UID/FIS/04434/2013 (POCI-01-0145-FEDER-007672). P.F. and N.C.S. also acknowledge the support from FCT through Investigador FCT contracts of reference IF/01037/2013, IF/00169/2012, and IF/00028/2014, respectively, and POPH/FSE (EC) by FEDER funding through the program “Programa Operacional de Factores de Competitividade - COMPETE”. P.F. further acknowledge support from FCT in the form of exploratory projects of reference IF/01037/2013CP1191/CT0001 and IF/00028/2014/CP1215/CT0002. PJA acknowledges financial support from AYA2011-30147-C03-01 and AYA2014-54348-C3-1-R by MINECO/Spain, partially supported by FEDER funds/EU. Research activities of the Board of Stellar Astronomy, at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte are supported by continuous grant of CNPq, FAPERN and CAPES brazilian agencies and by the INCT INEspaço. E.D.M and V.Zh.A. also acknowledge the support from the FCT (Portugal) in the form of the grants SFRH/BPD/76606/2011 and SFRH/BPD/70574/2010, respectively.