Adaptive Optics in Astronomy and Beyond

THIS VIRTUAL CONFERENCE IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY (ANU), THE UNIVERSITÉ PARIS SCIENCES ET LETTRES (PSL, FRANCE) AND THE UNIVERSITÀ DI PADOVA (UNIPADOVA, ITALY).

Join six leading scientists and researchers who will review the history and development of adaptive optics and present its latest realisations, both in astronomy and other areas such as medical sciences.

Adaptive optics (AO) in astronomy emerged in the early 1990s, then developed in the wake of major technological breakthroughs in three key areas: wave front sensing, high-performance real-time calculation and deformable mirrors. These advances were made possible by a close and efficient collaboration between academic institutions and industries.

Attendees are welcome to participate in the discussions and questions can also be provided previously, via the registration link. This event will be recorded.

Welcome by:

  • Professor Brian P. Schmidt AC, Vice-Chancellor, ANU
  • Professor Alain Fuchs, President, Université PSL
  • Professor Fabrizio Dughiero, Vice-Rector for Innovation, University of Padova
     

With introduction by Professor Claude Catala, former President of the Observatoire de Paris-PSL and moderation by Dr Damien Gratadour, Instrument Scientist at the Research School of Astronomy & Astrophysics, ANU and Associate Professor at Observatoire de Paris, PSL.

Speakers:

  • Dr Marie Glanc (LESIA / Observatoire de Paris-PSL)
  • Professor Céline d'Orgeville (Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, ANU)
  • Professor Roberto Ragazzoni (Astronomical Observatory of Padova).
  • Professor François Rigaut (Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, ANU)
  • Professor Gérard Rousset (LESIA / Observatoire de Paris-PSL)
  • Dr Valentina Viotto (INAF, Observatory of Padova)

Dates and times:

  • Friday 4 December 2020
  • From 6:00 to 8:15pm in Canberra/ Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)
  • From 8:00 to 10:15am in Paris and Padova/ Central European Time (CET)