Adaptive Optics: Analysis, Methods & Systems (AO)

Adaptive Optics: Analysis, Methods & Systems (AO)

25 - 28 July 2016
Kongresshaus Stadthalle Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany

New developments in adaptive optics technology and its use in many application areas.

Optical systems, ophthalmology and microscopy, beam propagation, atmospheric correction and other technologies benefit from new developments in and novel applications of adaptive optics. AO investigates the commonality and possible synergies between the adaptive optics methods developed and used by various communities pursuing different applications. Topics include AO systems/component technologies, wavefront correction optics, control algorithms, imaging through scattering and turbid media, and signal processing used in AO implementations as well as limitations and novel applications.

Plenary Speakers
Monday, 25 July, 09:00 - 10:30

Chris Dainty, University College London, UK

Keith Nugent, La Trobe University, Australia

Michael Totzeck, Carl Zeiss AG, Germany

Julian Christou
Large Binocular Telescope Observatory

Gordon Love
University of Durham
United Kingdom


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Hotel Reservation 24 June 2016 23:59 EDT
Hotel Reservation 24 June 2016
Advanced Registration 27 June 2016 23:59 EDT
Advanced Registration 27 June 2016
Schedule at a glance
Mark Ammons, Tomography in Adaptive Optics: Ideas, System Development, and Flourishing , Invited

Martin Booth, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, Advances in adaptive optics for microscopy and nanoscopy, Invited

Christopher Dainty, University College London, Ireland, Adaptive Optics in Vision Science, Invited

Tom Herbst, Max Planck Inst for The Sci of Light , Germany, The LINC-NIRVANA Multi-Conjugate AO System: On Its Way to Sky , Invited

Robert Johnson, Starfire Optical Range, United States, New CCDs for Real-time Wavefront Sensors , Invited

Jesus Lancis, Universitat Jaume I, Spain, Structured-light imaging through scattering, Invited

Michael Pircher, Medical University of Vienna, Austria, Current status on adaptive optics for retinal imaging, Invited

Roberto Ragazzoni, Italy, Probing a Volume Through Wavefront Sensing in Astronomy and Beyond , Invited

Gaetano SIVO, Gemini South Observatory, Chile, Wide-Field Adaptive Optics for Astronomical Ground-based Telescopes: Science Results and Ongoing Upgrades for GeMS , Invited

John Sutter, Diamond Light Source, X-ray Beam Shaping Using Active Mirrors at Diamond Light Source, Invited

Brian Vohnsen, University College Dublin, Ireland, Title To Be Determined, Invited

Ulrich Wittrock, Muenster University of Applied Sciences, Germany, Unimorph Deformable Mirrors: From Technology Development to Applications in Lasers and Space Telescopes, Invited

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Congress Special Events

Special Events

Welcome Reception Cruise
Date: Monday, 25th July, 2016
Boarding Time: 18:30


Join your colleagues on a cruise along the Neckar River and enjoy a very special view of Heidelberg and its sights, including the Old Bridge and Heidelberg Castle as the cruise makes it’s way up and down the River.  The main cruise is Heidelberg to Neckarsteinach and back. The influence of the locks can clearly be seen in these traveling times – the full length cruise is only 10 minutes faster downstream than upstream.  Capacity of the boat: 500 people

Fees: Full Technical - $20.00, Student Technical- $10.00 and Guest -$85.00
RSVP at time of registration is required for a ticket.

OSA 100th Celebration: Light the Future
Date: 26 July 2016
18:30 - 20:00

Light the future speakers  
You're invited to celebrate OSA’S 100th Anniversary! OSA will be 100 years old in 2016 and we are planning a big celebration to commemorate this historic event. Our focus is on the extraordinary people who have advanced the field. OSA’s Imaging and Applied Optics Light The Future speaker series will feature Joseph Izatt, professor of Biophotonics, Duke University, and OSA Fellow Bernard Kress, Microsoft, USA.

OSA - The Optical Society

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