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Laird A Thompson

Professor Emeritus of Astronomy

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Specializations

  • Instrumentation at optical / near-IR wavelengths.
  • Adaptive optics and laser guide stars.
  • Observations of distant galaxies.

Research Description

I have worked in adaptive optics and laser guide stars for many years.  Recently, I have built and commissioned a fiber-fed nebular spectrograph for use at Mt. Laguna Observatory.

Education

  • Ph.D., Astronomy, University of Arizona, 1974

Courses

  • Fall 2013 - ASTR 100