The Center for Adaptive Optics
Mission Statement: The mission of the UC Center for Adaptive Optics is to develop, apply, and disseminate adaptive optics science and technology in service to scientific research, healthcare, and industry.
The Center for Adaptive Optics is a Science and Technology Center that was funded for 10 years by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and is now funded by the University of California. The Center is headquartered at UC Santa Cruz, with members from eight other UC campuses and with many academic and industrial affiliates. Its mission is to advance and disseminate the technology of adaptive optics (AO) in service to science, health care, industry, and education. Its goal is to lead the revolution in AO by developing and demonstrating the technology, creating major improvements in AO systems, and catalyzing advances nationwide.
The Center brings together UC astronomers and visions scientists, today’s primary users of AO, with UC engineers and technologists who design and construct these systems. A hardware-based outgrowth of the center, the Laboratory for Adaptive Optics within UC Observatories, was established through a $9 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. This state-of-the-art laboratory explores new AO techniques, develops and tests new components, and provides training for our students and postdocs. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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