Laird A Thompson
Professor Emeritus of Astronomy
- Instrumentation at optical / near-IR wavelengths.
- Adaptive optics and laser guide stars.
- Observations of distant galaxies.
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.
- Ph.D., Astronomy, University of Arizona, 1974
- Fall 2013 - ASTR 100