Research Insights - December 01, 2020

Progress on the Ultra-Fast Astronomy Research Project Led by IAS Professor

Prof. George SMOOT (IAS TT & WF Chao Foundation Professor)
The measurement is made by silicon photomultiplier detector (SiPM) in collaboration with Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan, the University of California, Berkeley, USA, and the University of Paris, France.

As one of the projects of the Quantum Optics for Astrophysics and Cosmology Laboratory, the first on-sky calibration test of the silicon photomultiplier detector (SiPM) and verification of the possible use of the SiPM as a Ultra-Fast Astronomy detector was carried out at the Assy-Turgen Astrophysical Observatory in October 2019 by Albert LAU Wai-Kit, an HKUST PhD student who is developing a fast detector camera under IAS TT & WF Chao Foundation Professor, Prof. George SMOOT’s supervision.

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