The VVV/VVVX survey has been monitoring the inner Milky Way with sub- arcsec spatial resolution in near-IR bands for 13 years, and generating 50-200 epoch light curves of hundreds of millions of sources down to Ks~17 mag. This database allows to probe the structure and the evolution of the most obscured part of our galaxy. This is the first survey in the near-IR to cover nearly 80% of the luminous Milky Way mass in such depth and with such unprecedented number of epochs. The goal of the Workshop is to bring together active VVVX Science Team members and collaborators, giving them the opportunity to present their results, to work intensively on the ongoing projects, and to plan future collaborations and follow up studies.

Master theses on VVV

The Master program in astrophysics at Universidad de Valparaíso announces two graduated students using VVV data for variability and paralaxes; Nicolas Medina, supervised by prof. Jordanka Borissova and Vicente Villanueva, supervised by prof. Radostin Kurtev. Congratulations to Nicolás and Vicente, as both graduated summa cum laude.       0ther graduate thesis on VVV  

Carlos Contreras Phd Thesis on VVV

Dr. Carlos Contreras' PhD thesis on: "Extreme Variables in Star Forming Regions" Dec. 17, 2014 - Santiago, Chile PhD Supervisor: Dr Phil Lucas, Physics, Astronomy & Mathematics, University of Hertfordshire PhD Co-supervisor: Dr Tim Geldhill, Physics, Astronomy & Mathematics, University of Hertfordshire External Examiner: Professor T Harries, Engineering, Mathematics & Physical Sciences, University of Exeter [...]