Feb 18

Ordinary Meeting

Date & Time
18 February 2022 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Timezone
(UTC+11:00) Australia/Sydney

Speaker: Dr Noelia Martinez Rey, PhD Astrophysics, College of Science, ANU

Title: Overview of the Laser Guide Star Adaptive Optics activities at the ANU Advanced
Instrumentation and Technology Centre.

Abstract: The Advanced Instrumentation and Technology Centre (AITC), located at the Australian National University Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics in Canberra, gathers engineers and scientists from Australia and overseas working at the forefront of the astronomical and space instrumentation. During this talk, Dr Martinez will present an
overview of the AITC main activities with focus on the adaptive optics (AO) program. The AITC AO group develops systems for astronomy, space situational awareness, and laser communications applications. Dr Martinez will introduce current and future projects which will bring exciting opportunities for engagement with the community.

Biography: Dr Noelia Martinez is an academic postdoc at the Advanced Instrumentation and Technology Centre (AITC), at Mt Stromlo Observatory. Noelia completed her PhD in the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain), developing an Adaptive Optics system for Free Space Optical Communications with satellites, focusing on the communication link between the ground and the space. She is now part of the Adaptive Optics group at the ANU Research School of Astrophysics and Astronomy (RSAA), working in AO systems for astronomy, laser communications, and space situational awareness using artificial guide stars. Noelia is also the co-chair of the RSAA Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access committee.

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