2012 Fall Physics Colloquium Series: Dr. Jennifer Marshall

DateOctober 17, 2012Time4:00 - 5:00 pm
LocationBaylor Sciences Building, Room D.109
Description
Dr. Jennifer Marshall Associate Research Scientist, Department of Physics and Astronomy
Texas A&M University - College Station, Texas

The GMACS Spectrograph for the Giant Magellan Telescope

GMACS is a wide-field, multi-object, moderate-resolution optical spectrograph being built at Texas A&M that has been selected as a first light instrument for the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT). The primary design drivers are high throughput, simultaneous wide wavelength coverage, and a very wide field. GMACS will be able to study some of the faintest objects in the Universe, from the highest redshift galaxies, to nearby low surface brightness objects, to KBOs in our solar system. I will describe the telescope, the instrument, and the science drivers that led us to the design of the instrument.

For more information contact: Dr. Anzhong Wang 254-710-2276

PublisherPhysics
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