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Direct Detection of Extra-solar Planets Using High Contrast Imaging

James R. Graham

University of Toronto

Large astronomical telescopes coupled with new adaptive optics technologies enable high contrast imaging. Current systems approach a dynamic range of nearly a million to one on scales near the diffraction limit. In the next decade a new generation of instruments will improve contrast by another one to two orders of magnitude and provide images of extra-solar planetary systems.

Date: Tuesday, 8 March 2011
Time: 16:00
Where: McGill University
  Ernest Rutherford Physics Building, R.E. Bell Conference Room (room 103)
Contact: Robert Rutledge

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