2017 CfAO Fall Science Retreat (October 18 - 22)

The Center for Adaptive Optics (CfAO) Fall Science Retreat provides a forum for researchers in the adaptive optics field to share current results and plan future collaborations.

This year, we will have four topical workshops dedicated to active research areas. We encourage you to sign up to participate in individual workshops to give talks, lead discussions, and show posters. Please contact the workshop organizer. All the Fall Retreat participants will be free to drop in to any of the workshops; they will all be located close to each other in the conference center. The fall retreat will continue to host education, outreach, and professional development programs for young researchers in the field.


Topical Sessions for 2017:


  • Applications for Adaptive Optics in Vision Science (Organizer: Nicole Putnam, Arizona College of Optometry, Midwestern University)
  • Science with Ground Layer Adaptive Optics (Organizer: Mark Chun, Astronomy Dept., U. Hawaii)
  • Point Spread Function Reconstruction for AO Science (Organizer: Jessica Lu, Astronomy Dept., UC Berkeley)
  • High Contrast Exoplanet Instrumentation Program for TMT (Organizer: Michael Fitzgerald, Astronomy Dept., UCLA)

Special Plenary Session:
TMT international training program as a model for grad students and postdocs into AO (Organizer: Lisa Hunter, Institute for Science and Engineering Educators, UCSC)