Curso do Prof. Andrew Szentgyorgyi

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics 


Período: entre os dias 7 a 9 de agosto de 2017 - das 10h00 às 16h15

Local: IAG / USP

Público Preferencial: Alunos do último ano da graduação em Astronomia, alunos de pós-graduação e pós-docs.


Título: Practical Optics for Astronomers:

Virtually all astronomical data is acquired with optical systems. The primary goal of this course is to familiarize consumers of astronomical data with the fundamental physical principles that underlie the instruments that they use to gather data, as well as provide insight into the engineering constraints that bound the capabilities of available instruments. Topics will include first order optical design principles, the design of telescopes, cameras and spectrographs, as well basic optical engineering principles and computer aided design.

About Andrew Szentgyorgyi:


Szentgyorgyi has worked in a number of astrophysical areas including neutrino astronomy, very high energy gamma astronomy and X-ray astronomy. For the last two decades he has focused on optical high dispersion stellar spectroscopy with a focus on precision measurement of stellar radial velocities. These measurements are often used to detect and measure the mass of exoplanets, especially the lightest exoplanets with masses similar to that of the Earth. He has exploited a number of state-of-the-art technologies to improve the precision of these measurements. He is currently the principal investigator of the GMT-Consortium Large Earth Finder (G-CLEF), the first light instrument for the Giant Magellan Telescope. With the G-CLEF scientific team, he is exploring the potential of G-CLEF to detect biomarkers in the atmospheres of habitable-zone exoplanets. In addition to stellar astrophysics, his scientific interests include optics, especially vision and atmospheric phenomena and musical acoustics.



Área de Pesquisa: Extrasolar Planets, Instrumentation, Stars and Stellar Evolution

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