16th Annual
International Summer School
on Adaptive Optics
July 31-August 5, 2016
University of California, Santa Cruz

 

Held on the beautiful University of California, Santa Cruz campus, this workshop provides professional instruction in the field of Adaptive Optics by speakers renowned for their contributions to this interdisciplinary field. Appropriate for scientists, engineers, researchers, and technicians at the graduate level and above, this workshop combines lectures and hands-on laboratory activities.

Topics:

* Introduction to Adaptive Optics
* Geometric and Wave Optics
* Atmospheric Turbulence
* Adaptive Optics control theory
* Wavefront sensing and reconstruction
* Deformable mirror technology
* Instrumentation for Adaptive Optics systems
* Adaptive Optics system design
* Adaptive Optics system simulation
* Measuring AO system performance
* Applications of AO, including biology and astronomy

Confirmed Speakers:

* Kerri Cahoy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
* Michael Fitzgerald, University of California, Los Angeles
* Donald Gavel, Laboratory for Adaptive Optics, UC Santa Cruz
* Olivier Guyon, Subaru Telescope / University of Arizona
* Peter Kner, University of Georgia
* Joel Kubby, University of California, Santa Cruz
* Claire Max, University of California, Santa Cruz
* Sammy Novak, University of California, Santa Cruz
* Nicole Putnam, College of Optometry, Midwestern University
* Reed Riddle, California Institute of Technology
* Donald Wiberg, University of California, Santa Cruz
* Robert Zawadzki, University of California, Davis

 

Registration open through July 1, 2016

To register, please choose from one of the following categories:

Attendees

Instructors/Facilitators

 

Fees & Other Details

General Fee Information

  • Industry & Educational Partners: The conference fee is $2,400. The cost to stay on-campus (definitely the most convenient) -including meals and a parking permit if needed- is: $800 single or $725 double-occupancy per person for the week. An extra night is available for early arrival or late departure (July 30 and August 6) for $160 single-occupancy or $145 double-occupancy.
  • Graduate Students & Postdoctoral Fellows: The conference fee for graduate students and postdocs is $725 and includes double-occupancy lodging, a parking permit if needed, and meals for the week. Single room: add $75. An extra night is available for early arrival or late departure (July 30 and August 6) for $160 single-occupancy or $145 double-occupancy.
  • University of California Faculty & Staff: discounts may apply. Please contact the CfAO for details.

Refund Policy

There is a 10% service charge for processing refunds if the request is made before June 28, 2016. All registration fees will be forfeited for cancellations after June 28, 2016. Note: Substitution of a comparable participant is acceptable at any time.