Title: The Second Generation VLT Instrument -- MUSE


MUSE is a highly innovative integral field spectrograph featuring an unparalleled combination of large field of view, excellent angular resolution, and sensitivity to faint signals. The instrument will arrive at the VLT in fall 2013 and soon after begin with the buildup of a revolutionary set of “spectroscopic deep fields”. After a general presentation of the instrument performances, I will focus on its capabilities in the field of galaxy formation and evolution.