Category Archives: Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Marseille

JWST, an artwork by Caroline Corbasson

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One of the art piece made by Caroline Corbasson has reached the Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Marseille. This master piece inspired by the segmented telescopes, is part of a set of 12 items, and is named after the future large space telescope to be launched in fall 2018, the James Webb Space Telescope. The JWST has a segmented primary mirror made… Read more »

51-Peg, a discovery triggered by Marseille’s instrumentation

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Our research group in Marseille has quite an interesting legacy in the field of exoplanets. Interestingly, this part of the story is well known by the exoplanets community, as it has been presented by Stéphane Udry in his historical talk at the SOPHIE’s 10-years celebration. 51 Peg, the very first exoplanet discovered in 1995, has been detected with the ELODIE… Read more »

Technology transfer on-track

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By directly correcting the field curvature, curved detectors open a new space for optical systems design. By allowing an optimisation of the focal plane curvature, these devices allow a reduction of about 30% of optics in wide field systems. CNRS is supporting our research by pushing forward the technology transfer program I initiated in the group on this technology. The… Read more »

Back to the Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Marseille

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Back to the Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Marseille for an exciting week with: The internal seminar of Peter Wizinowich from WMKO, who is visiting us until July 2015, The visit of CNES for a kick off meeting on innovative focal plane arrays, The start of the SPHERE active mirror integration!