© Laurie Hatch, image – Keck Observatory

The CfAO Adaptive Optics Summer School will be held

August 12-16 2024

Register here before June 30th!

Held on the beautiful University of California, Santa Cruz campus, this workshop provides professional instruction in the field of Adaptive Optics. The summer school is appropriate for scientists, engineers, researchers, and technicians at the graduate level and above. This workshop combines lectures and hands-on, facilitated laboratory activities with working adaptive optics systems. Participants will also have an opportunity to give a poster presentation on their research. Register now!

Accommodation Information

Jacinto Salz/UC Santa Cruz

Lecture Topics

☆ Introduction to Adaptive Optics

☆ Geometric and Wave Optics

☆ Atmospheric Turbulence

☆ Adaptive Optics control theory

☆ Wavefront sensing and reconstruction

☆ Deformable mirror technology

☆ Instrumentation for Adaptive Optics systems

☆ Adaptive Optics system design

☆ Adaptive Optics system simulation

☆ Measuring AO system performance

☆ Applications of AO, including vision science and astronomy


Registration and Room/Board costs

PACKAGE CONFERENCE REGISTRATION ACCOMMODATION (LODGING AND MEALS)
Graduate Student $525 Doubles ($220/Night) or Singles ($240/Night)
Non-Student $1,700 Doubles ($220/Night) or Singles ($240/Night)
Professional or Faculty $2,900 Doubles ($220/Night) or Singles ($240/Night)
PACKAGE REGISTRATION PARKING CAMPUS MEAL X2
Graduate Student $525 $55 $200
Non-Student $1,700 $55 $200
Professional or Faculty $2,900 $55 $200

2024 schedule

All classes will take place at the in the Lewis Multi-Purpose Room (MPR) 


Contacts

Science Organizers: Rebecca Jensen-Clem (rjensenc@ucsc.edu), Philip Hinz (phinz@ucsc.edu)

Administrative Support: Graseilah Coolidge  (gcoolidge@ucolick.org) Tel: ‭(831) 316-3019‬

Photo: Andrew Cooper