Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Seminar Series

Adaptive Optics for Extremely Large Telescopes

Speaker

Byron Engler

Institute

PhD Student, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Canterbury

Time & Place

Fri, 18 Oct 2019 14:00:00 NZDT in Link 309 Lecture Theatre

Abstract

I recently spent three months at the European Southern Observatory headquarters in Germany.  During my stay, I was working on adaptive optics problems for the European Extremely Large Telescope, which will have a 39m diameter primary mirror.  I will introduce the problems adaptive optics systems need to face with these extremely large telescopes and potential methods to overcome these challenges.  My PhD research is focused on pyramid wavefront sensors for extremely large telescopes.