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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...

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...

TMT Primary Mirror Segment Support Assembly Integration
November 1st, 2019 Engineering & Technology

Work is underway at TMT Project Lab. near Pasadena.

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...

TMT Board of Governor Member Dr. Saku Tsuneta Visits TMT Technical Lab
October 28th, 2019 Engineering & Technology

Dr. Saku Tsuneta, Director General of the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), recently met with TMT experts at the technical laboratory in Monrovia, California. Dr. Tsuneta also serves as a member of the TMT Board of Governors, which is accountable for both financial decision-making and strategic planning for the TMT International Observatory.

TMT Common Software Successfully Passes Pre-Shipment Review
October 15th, 2019 Engineering & Technology

The Thirty Meter Telescope Common Software (CSW), which has been under development the past two years, recently passed its pre-shipment review, meaning it is consistent with its original requirements and design and is ready for its future integration within TMT’s software infrastructure.

TMT Executive Director Dr. Edward Stone Receives 2019 Shaw Prize in Astronomy
October 2nd, 2019 Science & Astronomy

TMT International Observatory Executive Director, Dr. Edward C. Stone, has been awarded the prestigious 2019 Shaw Prize in Astronomy for his leadership on the Voyager project.

TMT’s Telescope Control System Passes Preliminary Design Review
October 1st, 2019 Engineering & Technology

The TMT Telescope Control System (TCS) successfully passed its Preliminary Design Review (PDR) and is now ready to enter its final design phase.

TMT Quality Assurance Helps in the Production of High-Quality M1 Parts
September 16th, 2019 Engineering & Technology

New developments within the TMT Quality Assurance program include the acquisition of an advanced metrology system to measure to very high precision the telescope primary mirror assemblies.

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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