学术报告 Steward Observatory & The LBT

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Richard Green.jpg报告人:Richard Green报告时间:7月26日下午3:30,地点:南楼208 报告人简介:

Dr. Richard Green is the Assistant Director of Steward Observatory at the U. of Arizona. He graduated from Harvard College in 1971, then went to graduate school in astronomy at CalTech, and wrote his thesis with Dr. Maarten Schmidt on observations from Palomar Observatory of white dwarf stars and quasars. He continued as a research fellow at Caltech and Palomar from his Ph.D. in 1977 until the fall of 1979, when he became a research astronomer at the U. of Arizona. In 1983 he became a staff astronomer at Kitt Peak and in 1992 he moved into management of the National Observatories. He was Director of Kitt Peak National Observatory from 1997 to 2005. He then moved back to the University of Arizona to be Director of the Large Binocular Telescope Observatory until 2013. Green's major research interests are in quasars and the early Universe, the cosmic history of chemical element abundances, dynamics of the nuclei of galaxies, and the end stages of stellar evolution. He was a member of the NASA science teams that built STIS and launched FUSE. Distinctions include being a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and one of the top 100 most highly cited research astronomers.

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Through collaborations and partnerships, Steward Observatory operates or accesses telescopes ranging in aperture from 0.9m to 2x8.4m. Smaller apertures are used increasingly for synoptic and survey programs, while the MMT, Magellan, and particularly the LBT offer a range of state-of-the-art instrumentation for OIR observing. The LBT has an ambitious suite of instruments and peripherals, with adaptive secondary mirrors, a green laser ground layer AO system, and a mid-IR interferometer achieving the full 23-m resolution of the configuration. Steward also supports the Mirror Lab, instrument development for JWST, the Arizona Radio Observatory, the Event Horizon Telescope, and a vigorous THz instrumentation program.

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