State-Of-The-Art High Time Resolution Astronomy - From AO to Pulsars

November 2015

Professor Andrew Shearer discussed Astronomical Polarisation with GASP (The Galway Astronomical Stokes Polarimeter), designed to measure optical polarisation for faint astronomical targets. The talk will describe the scientific challenges which will be addressed by GASP as well as the first result and system performance.

Professor Colin Bradley discussed his work surrounding the design and implementation of theRAVEN Multi Object Adaptive Optics instrument. The webinar focussed on a dedicated MOAO instrument (called RAVEN) that was designed and built at the University of Victoria Adaptive Optics Laboratory and which acts as an engineering and science pathfinder for transformative wide-field AO technologies.

Dr Colin Coates from Andor Technology provided an overview of the key high sensitivity, high temporal resolution detector technology currently used in diverse astronomy applications.

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The bright star survey telescope for the planetary transit survey in Antarctica
Evaluation of genetic damage in tobacco and arsenic exposed population of Southern Assam, India using buccal cytome assay and comet assay
Chloroquine-induced glioma cells death is associated with mitochondrial membrane potential loss, but not oxidative stress
First Demonstration of Imaging Cosmic Muons in a Two-Phase Liquid Argon TPC using an EMCCD Camera and a THGEM
The state of Pluto's atmosphere in 2012–2013
Study of three 2013 novae: V1830 Aql, V556 Ser and V809 Cep
The influence of the tube diameter on the properties of an atmospheric pressure He micro-plasma jet
Optimising the signal-to-noise ratio in measurement of photon pairs with detector arrays
Statistics of twin-beam states by photon-number resolving detectors up to pump depletion
The Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen paradox in twin images
Spatial properties of twin-beam correlations at low-to high-intensity transition
Coherence properties of high-gain twin beams generated in pump-depletion regime
The planetary nebula IPHASXJ211420. 0+ 434136 (Ou5): insights into common-envelope dynamical and chemical evolution
Precursor flares in OJ 287
Comprehensive time series analysis of the transiting extrasolar planet WASP-33b
The influence of non-imaging detector design on heralded ghost-imaging and ghost-diffraction examined using a triggered ICCD camera
Finding Very Small Near-Earth Asteroids using Synthetic Tracking
EMCCD photometry reveals two new variable stars in the crowded central region of the globular cluster NGC 6981
The Next Generation Transit Survey (NGTS)
High-speed photometry of faint cataclysmic variables-VIII. Targets from the Catalina Real-time Transient Survey

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