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APM Dr Ravinder Bhatia interviews Professor Tommaso Treu
April 22nd, 2020 Associate Project Manager Blog

Here is the next of our interview with TMT team. Today we meet with Tommaso Treu, Professor of Astronomy at the University of California Los Angeles and Chair of the TMT Science Advisory Committee.

Incontra il team TMT: Dr Ravinder Bhatia interviste con Tommaso Treu
April 22nd, 2020 Associate Project Manager Blog

Ecco il prossimo della nostra intervista con il team TMT. Incontriamo con Tommaso Treu, Professore di astronomia all'Università della California di Los Angeles.

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Visit to LIGO 40 Meter Interferometer
April 13th, 2020 Associate Project Manager Blog

One of the most exciting developments in astronomy has been the detection of gravitational waves by The Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO). LIGO has detected the gravitational waves originating from the collisions of black holes and of neutron stars.

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Tuck-In Time: Integrating Glass with Metal
November 27th, 2019 Associate Project Manager Blog

Our Optics Group has been doing some testing recently. Click on the video below. You can see two strips of metal, separately attached to a circular piece of glass. Pull the strips apart. How hard can you pull before something breaks? And what on Earth does this have to do with building a telescope?

Entretien entre Dr Ravinder Bhatia, responsable adjoint du projet TMT, et Dr Dimitri Mawet, professeur d'astronomie à Caltech
November 6th, 2019 Associate Project Manager Blog

Voici un nouvel entretien avec l’équipe du TMT. Aujourd'hui, nous rencontrons Dimitri Mawet, directeur du laboratoire de Caltech sur les technologies liées à la recherche des planètes extra-solaires. Dimitri est aussi responsable de MODHIS, un des instruments de première lumière pour TMT. Ce spectrographe infrarouge travaillera à haute résolution spectrale et angulaire et aura pour principal objectif scientifique de caractériser et rechercher...

APM Dr Ravinder Bhatia interviews Caltech Associate Professor of Astronomy Dimitri Mawet
November 6th, 2019 Associate Project Manager Blog

Here is the next of our interview series with the team of TMT. Today we meet with Dimitri Mawet, director of the Exoplanet Technology Laboratory of Caltech and lead researcher for MODHIS one of TMT first-light instrument. The Multi-Object Diffraction-limited High-Resolution Infrared Spectrograph (MODHIS) is a high-resolution spectrograph whose main science goal will be to characterize the atmosphere of exoplanets and search for the presence...

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Searching for Leviathan, Part 5: TMT's Search for Leviathan
October 29th, 2019 Associate Project Manager Blog

New Answers on the Horizon Black hole science asks many questions, some of which we’ve talked about in this blog: Where do we find black holes? How “big” are they? How old? And how do they grow and change over time? Now, in our final article about these cosmic leviathans, we'll look at how TMT will help advance our understanding. As we’ll see, TMT will be an important part of the quest to learn more about these unfathomably massive, yet...

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Searching for Leviathan, Part 4: Active Galaxies and Jets
September 3rd, 2019 Associate Project Manager Blog

In this series of articles, we've discussed what we know about black holes—how we can find them, how old they are, what their masses are. Now, we'll describe jets that we see coming from the center of some galaxies, where we think black holes are the source.

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Searching for Leviathan, Part 3: How Big?
August 19th, 2019 Associate Project Manager Blog

In previous articles in this series, we've looked at how we think black holes have formed, where they are, and how old they are. Now, let's look at how big they are.

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Searching for Leviathan, Part 2: Where To Look, and How Old Is It?
August 18th, 2019 Associate Project Manager Blog

In the previous article of this series on leviathans, we looked at how we think black holes have formed. Now, let's look first at how we can find these black holes, and second at how old we think they are.

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Searching for Leviathan, Part 1: Origins
June 25th, 2019 Associate Project Manager Blog

Introduction "Towards thee I roll, thou all-destroying but unconquering whale; to the last I grapple with thee; from hell’s heart I stab at thee; for hate’s sake I spit my last breath at thee."

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