Scientific detectors for astronomy 2005

Explorers of the Photon Odyssey

  • Jenna E. Beletic
  • James W. Beletic
  • Paola Amico

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-lxiv
  2. Observatory Status and Plans

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Douglas A. Simons, Paola Amico, Dietrich Baade, Sam Barden, Randall D. Campbell, Gert Finger et al.
      Pages 13-44
    3. John L. Tonry, Peter M. Onaka, Barry Burke, Gerard A. Luppino
      Pages 53-62
    4. D. Kirk Gilmore
      Pages 63-72
    5. Dietrich Baade, Optical Detector Team
      Pages 73-80
    6. Derek Ives
      Pages 81-86
    7. Martin M. Roth, Nicolas Cardiel, Javier Cenarro, Detlef Schönberner, Matthias Steffen
      Pages 99-108
    8. Bruce Atwood, Daniel Pappalardo, Mark A. Derwent, Thomas P. O'Brien
      Pages 109-116
    9. Philippe Balard, Philippe Amram, Olivier Boissin, Jacques Boulesteix, Olivier Daigle, Jean-Luc Gach et al.
      Pages 117-122
    10. Francis Beigbeder, Sylvain Rondi, Nadège Meunier, Michel Rieutord
      Pages 123-128
    11. Sebastian Deiries, Armin Silber, Olaf Iwert, Evi Hummel, Jean Louis Lizon
      Pages 129-136
    12. Philippe Feautrier, Eric Stadler, Pascal Puget
      Pages 137-142
    13. Jean Louis Lizon, Armin Silber
      Pages 143-146
    14. Klaus Reif, Günther Klink, Philipp Müller, Henning Poschmann
      Pages 147-152
    15. Roland Reiss, Sebastian Deiries, Jean Louis Lizon, Manfred Meyer, Javier Reyes, Roland Bacon et al.
      Pages 153-158

About these proceedings


Every three years, the leading experts in detectors for astronomy gather together to exchange information and form professional relationships. This series of meetings is entitled Scientific Detectors for Astronomy. The meeting has been held six times, with the last four publishing hardcover proceedings. Nearly all leading astronomical observatories and manufacturers attend this meeting, with participants from every continent of the world.

The 2005 meeting in Taormina, Italy was attended by 127 professionals who develop and use the highest quality detectors for wavelengths from x-ray to sub-mm, with emphasis on optical and infrared detectors. The meeting consisted of overview talks, technical presentations, poster sessions and roundtable discussions. In addition, a strong cultural programme exposed the participants to the host region while fostering the enhancement of professional relationships.

These proceedings capture the technical content and the spirit of the 2005 workshop. The 87 papers cover a wide range of detector technologies including CCDs, CMOS, APDs, and sub-mm detectors. There are papers on observatory status and plans, special applications, detector testing and characterization, and electronics. A special feature of these proceedings is the inclusion of pedagogical overview papers, which were written by teams of leading experts from different institutions. These proceedings are appropriate for a range of expertise levels, from undergraduates to professionals working in the field. The information presented in this book will serve as a valuable reference for many years to come.

This workshop was organized by the Scientific Workshop Factory, Inc. and the INAF- Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jenna E. Beletic
    • 1
  • James W. Beletic
    • 2
  • Paola Amico
    • 3
  1. 1.University of ChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Rockwell Scientific CompanyUSA
  3. 3.European Southern ObservatoryChile

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-4329-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-4330-7
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