In 2018 the 9th VLTI Summer School will be organised by the Portuguese VLTI Expertise Centre, the EII and ESO. The school will take place from the 9th to the 14th of July, in Lisbon, Portugal.
The school will be very practical introducing the students to many tools commonly used in observation preparation and VLTI data reduction. The focus of the school will be GRAVITY instrument, but the MATISSE instrument and other instruments (AMBER, PIONIER) will also be referred. The school intended audience are PhD students, post-docs and seniors with little experience in optical interferometry. The number of students is around 30. At the end of the school the participants are expected to be capable of preparing a solid proposal for the VLTI and to reduce GRAVITY data. Although computers will be available, participants are encouraged to bring their laptop, to install software.