Meet the TMT team with a new interview in our blog. Before the pandemic we met with Caty Pilachowski, Professor of Astronomy, who has held several leadership positions in the astronomical community. She has been active in research on the evolution of stars, large telescope design and construction, women in science and much more.
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.
Ecco il prossimo della nostra intervista con il team TMT. Incontriamo con Tommaso Treu, Professore di astronomia all'Università della California di Los Angeles.
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.
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?
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...
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...
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...
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.
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.