Curso: Practical Optics for Astronomers

Data: 
07/08/2017 - 10:00 - 09/08/2017 - 16:15
Local: 
Sala da Congregação do IAG (Rua do Matão, 1226, Cidade Universitária)

O curso será ministrado pelo Prof. Andrew Szentgyorgyi (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics).
Público Preferencial: Alunos do último ano da graduação em Astronomia, alunos de pós-graduação e pós-docs
Vagas limitadas.
Mais informações: jrgodoy@usp.br
 
 
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.
 
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.
Áreas de Pesquisas: Extrasolar Planets, Instrumentation, Stars and Stellar Evolution