First Results from the SINFONI GTO Program


Richard Davies, MPE SINFONI team and collaborators


SINFONI is the adaptive optics assisted near infrared integral field spectrometer for the VLT. Following its commissioning in 2004 it is now available to the ESO community as a facility instrument. In this contribution, we present some highlights from the SINFONI GTO program, including: infrared flares and 3D stellar dynamics of the Galactic Center, kinematics and physical properties of active galactic nuclei, and properties and dynamics of high-redshift galaxies.