The scientific objectives and the status of EST were discussed. Members of the EST Science Advisory Group presented the updated version of the EST Science Requirement Document
For five days (June 11-15, 2018) the European solar physics community met in Giardini-Naxos (Italy) for the first EST Science Meeting, organised by University of Catania. The scientific objectives and status of the EST project were discussed during the meeting. Members of the EST Science Advisory Group presented an updated version of the EST Science Requirement Document. The scientific programme of the meeting, attended by over 75 scientists, included about 60 oral presentations, as well as several posters. Long time slots in each session were allocated to discuss how the many “hot topics” in Solar Physics could benefit from the European Solar Telescope. The first session described the status of the EST project. Manuel Collados, from Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, PI of the project, gave a review talk of the EST history. Other presentations focused on the characteristics and capabilities of the instruments the EST will be equipped with, as well as the collaboration activities toward an EST Data Centre. The following sessions were devoted to present the “hot topics” in Solar Physics which the EST is expected to address. Scientific presentations, as well as the discussions at the end of each session, provided useful suggestions for future “science cases” for the EST.
A video summary of the meeting is available on the YouTube EST channel