Direct Detection of Extra-solar Planets Using High Contrast Imaging
James R. Graham
University of Toronto
Large astronomical telescopes coupled with new adaptive optics technologies enable high contrast imaging. Current systems approach a dynamic range of nearly a million to one on scales near the diffraction limit. In the next decade a new generation of instruments will improve contrast by another one to two orders of magnitude and provide images of extra-solar planetary systems.
Date: Tuesday, 8 March 2011 Time: 16:00 Where: McGill University Ernest Rutherford Physics Building, R.E. Bell Conference Room (room 103) Contact: Robert Rutledge