SINS, the Spectroscopic Imaging survey in the Near-infrared with SINFONI,
is a large and coherent program to investigate in detail the dynamics
and physical properties of representative samples of distant luminous
This on-going survey is providing new insights into the assembly
and the evolution of young galaxies present in the Universe just
a few billion years after the Big Bang.
SINS takes advantage of the unique opportunities afforded by
Very Large Telescope on Cerro Paranal, Chile,
a near-infrared integral field spectrometer combined
with an adaptive optics system that delivers sharp images
simultaneously with high resolution spectral information.