The Consortium includes countries in the core of the project (Partners : France, United Kingdom,  The Netherlands,  Brazil,  Germany) as well as other participating countries (Associate Partners :  Austria,  Finland,  Italy,  Portugal,  Spain,  Sweden) including those interested in financially supporting the project in exchange of Guaranteed Observing Time or in participation in Public Surveys. Partners within the MOSAIC consortium have a long and successful heritage of instrument delivery for ESO, including: FORS, FLAMES, KMOS, MUSE, SPHERE, NACO, VIMOS, and X-SHOOTER. They gather a unique worldwide expertise in conceiving, designing, and building multi-object spectrographs, integral field units, and adaptive optics driven instruments.

Project Steering Committee

This committee includes the persons nominated by the Partner and Associate Partner Agencies. The main role of the steering committee is to follow the milestones of the project in coordination with the PI, to review the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the Construction Phase that will be prepared during Phase A, and to organise in Europe (and Brazil) the scientific and financial support of the E-ELT/MOS. It will includes countries in the core of the project (Partners : France, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Brazil, Germany) as well as other participating countries (Associate Partners : Austria, Finland, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Sweden) including those interested in financially supporting the project in exchange for Guaranteed Observing Time, or their participation in Public Surveys.

The committee is composed of : Jose Afonso (IA, Lisbon Univ.), Portugal - Beatriz Barbuy (IAG, Sao Paulo), Brazil - Alexis Finogenov (Helsinki Univ.), Finland - Fabrizio Fiore (INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma), Italy - Jesus Gallego (Madrid, Computense Univ.), Spain - Lex Kaper (Amsterdam Univ.), Netherlands - Olivier Le Fèvre (LAM, Marseille), France - Simon Morris (Durham Univ.), U.K. - Goran Ostlin (Stockholm Univ.), Sweden - Martin Roth (AIP, Potsdam), Germany - Bodo Ziegler (Vienna Univ.), Austria.

The MOSAIC project brings together the design and analysis work done on all previous conceptual designs for a MOS for the E-ELT. As we saw in previous section, the MOSAIC Consortium includes world-leaders in the design, development, and construction of astronomical instrumentation, located across Europe and Brazil, and supported as high priority by their funding agencies. Partners within the MOSAIC consortium have a long and successful heritage of instrument delivery for ESO, including: FLAMES, KMOS, MUSE, SPHERE, NACO, VIMOS, and X-SHOOTER. This makes available the skills needed to develop MOSAIC whatever the area: Adaptive Optics, Fibres, Spectrograph, Interfaces with the telescope, etc. The MOSAIC instrument concept is now under development and will provide a versatile, facility-class instrument, capable of addressing a broad range of key science topics enabled by the size and adaptive optics of the E-ELT. Following Figure 3-1 illustrates the skills of the consortium especially with respect to Spectrographs and Adaptive Optics:

Work Package Descriptions

The conceptual architecture [Phase A] has been converted to separate work packages and each of these will be studied. The interaction between the work packages will be controlled by the systems engineering team.

Steering Committee

Fabrizio Fiore
Fabrizio Fiore
INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma, Italy
Simon Morris
Simon Morris
Durham Univ., U.K
José Alfonso
José Alfonso
IA, Lisbon Univ., Portugal
Martin Roth
Martin Roth
AIP, Potsdam, Germany
Olivier Le Fèvre
Olivier Le Fèvre
LAM, Marseille, France
Beatriz Barbuy
Beatriz Barbuy
IAG, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Goran Ostlin
Goran Ostlin
Stockholm Univ., Sweden
Jesus Gallego
Jesus Gallego
Madrid, Computense Univ., Spain
Bodo Ziegler
Bodo Ziegler
Vienna Univ., Austria
Lex Kaper
Lex Kaper
Amsterdam Univ.,
Netherlands
Alexis Finogenov
Alexis Finogenov
Helsinki Univ., Finland

Board

François Hammer
François Hammer
Principal Investigator
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Beatriz Barbuy
Beatriz Barbuy
Co-P.I.
Simon Morris
Simon Morris
Co-P.I.
Jean-Gabriel Cuby
Jean-Gabriel Cuby
Co-P.I.
Lex Kaper
Lex Kaper
Co-P.I.

Management

Mickaël Frotin
Mickaël Frotin
Deputy Project Manager
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Fatima Defrondat
Fatima Defrondat
Quality Assurance Engineer
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Pascal Jagourel
Pascal Jagourel
Project Manager
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Science

Chris Evans
Chris Evans
Project Scientist
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Rubén Janssen
Rubén Janssen
UK ATC Instrument Scientist
Mathieu Puech
Mathieu Puech
Co-Project Scientist
Simulations (Science)
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Myriam Rodrigues
Myriam Rodrigues
Co-Instrument Scientist
DRS
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Gavin Dalton
Gavin Dalton
Instrument Scientist

Engineering

Phil Parr Burman
Phil Parr Burman
NIR Spectrograph
(SPES-NIR)
(ICOS)
Tim Morris
Tim Morris
System Engineer,
Adaptative Optics
Marc Dubbeldam
Marc Dubbeldam
System Engineer
Mechanics
Bruno Castilho
Bruno Castilho
Light Transport
to Spectrograph (SOST)
Kevin Middleton
Kevin Middleton
Positioning system (POS)
Ian Lewis
Ian Lewis
Positioning System (POS)
Fanny Chemla
Fanny Chemla
System Engineer
Optics
Sylvestre Taburet
Sylvestre Taburet
IT/Web Infrastructure
Ramon Navarro
Ramon Navarro
VIS Spectrograph
(SPES-VIS)
Richard Myers
Richard Myers
Adaptative Optics Expertise
Gérard Rousset
Gérard Rousset
Adaptative Optics Expertise
Marie Larrieu
Marie Larrieu
Electronics & ICS (EICS)
Isabelle Guinouard
Isabelle Guinouard
Light Transport
to Spectrographs (SOST)
Ewan Fitzsimmons
Ewan Fitzsimmons
System Engineer
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Yanbin Yang
Yanbin Yang
DRS
Kacem El Hadi
Kacem El Hadi
AIT
Johan Pragt
Johan Pragt
VIS Spectrograph
(VIS-SPES)
Andreas Kelz
Andreas Kelz
Light Transport
to Spectrograph (SOST)
Annemieke Janssen
Annemieke Janssen
VIS-SPES
(VIS Spectrograph)

Who are we? Infos on the MOSAIC consortium.

CONSORTIUM

Scientific goals and milestones: why MOSAIC?

SCIENCE

How do we get there? All the technology behind MOSAIC.

INSTRUMENT

What performance can we expect from MOSAIC?

PERFORMANCE

How will MOSAIC fit in the instrumental landscape?

Synergy