HIRES, the High Resolution Spectrograph for the European Extremely Large Telescope

Alessandro Marconi, Ernesto Oliva
E-ELT is a 40m-class telescope which will have its first light in 2024 and will enable unprecedented discoveries about the origin of planets, stars and galaxies. E-ELT will be equipped with 5 instruments, including HIRES, a high resolution spectrograph which will make it possible to search for life signatures in the atmospheres of Earth-like planets and to study the possible variation of the fundamental constants of physics. A large consortium of institutes from 12 countries has just started
more » ... feasibility and design study for the construction of HIRES, and is led by the Italian National Institute for Astrophysics, with the Arcetri Astrophysical observatory playing an important role.
doi:10.13128/colle_galileo-19153 fatcat:7bvvs2mzhfev5oc256x2gud7ii