Optical, Infrared and Radio Astronomy: From Techniques to Observation (Unitext for Physics) (Hardcover)

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Serves as a comprehensive reference on instrumentation, observation planning and execution, and data reduction in optical, infrared, and radio astronomy

Approaches optical, infrared, and radio astronomy as distinct research areas

Presents the state of the art in advanced observational techniques

Bridges the gap between specialized books and practical texts

About the Author


Rosa Poggiani graduated in Physics from the University of Pisa, Italy, in 1988. Her work has focused especially on the gravitational acceleration of antimatter probes, the detection of gravitational waves with interferometers, and the optical properties of astrophysical compact objects. She has made significant contributions to the physics of low-energy antimatter, suspension systems, high-vacuum compatibility and the cryogenic design of interferometric gravitational wave detectors, the optical spectroscopy of novae and the microvariability of blazars. Dr. Poggiani has been an investigator in a number of research projects and has been involved in various international collaborations. She was Coordinator of Control and DAQ for the P118T experiment on antiproton deceleration and trapping at CERN. She has been a member of the Virgo Collaboration for the interferometric detection of gravitational waves since 1993, and was the Coordinator of the last stage of the suspensions and of the vacuum compatibility of the suspension components. The LIGO and Virgo members were awarded the Special Breakthrough Prize In Fundamental Physics and the 2016 Gruber Cosmology Prize for the detection of gravitational waves.


Product Details
ISBN: 9783319447315
ISBN-10: 3319447319
Publisher: Springer
Publication Date: December 15th, 2016
Pages: 179
Language: English
Series: Unitext for Physics