Dr. Claire E. Max
Director, Univ. of Calif. Observatories
SPIE Involvement:
Area of Expertise:
Adaptive Optics , Astrophysics
Profile Summary

Dr. Max's interests include developing laser guide star adaptive optics into a highly useful tool for astronomers, and using these systems to study supermassive black holes in the cores of colliding galaxies. She is the Director of the Center for Adaptive Optics at UC Santa Cruz, which includes applications for both astronomy and vision science (imaging the living human retina).
Publications (42)

Proceedings Article | 10 July 2018 Presentation + Paper
Proc. SPIE. 10703, Adaptive Optics Systems VI
KEYWORDS: Point spread functions, Telescopes, Spectrographs, Spectroscopy, Adaptive optics, Image quality, Astronomical imaging, Galactic astronomy, Keck Observatory

Proceedings Article | 13 August 2014 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 9148, Adaptive Optics Systems IV
KEYWORDS: Electronics, Stars, Gemini Observatory, Image segmentation, Wavefront sensors, Wavefronts, Adaptive optics, Planets, Gemini Planet Imager, Temperature metrology

Proceedings Article | 13 September 2012 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 8447, Adaptive Optics Systems III
KEYWORDS: Telescopes, Statistical analysis, Stars, Error analysis, Wavefront sensors, Wavefronts, Adaptive optics, Tomography, Turbulence, Laser guide stars

Proceedings Article | 15 February 2012 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 8253, MEMS Adaptive Optics VI
KEYWORDS: Microelectromechanical systems, Actuators, Telescopes, Calibration, Inspection, Wavefronts, Adaptive optics, Deformable mirrors, Humidity, Gemini Planet Imager

Proceedings Article | 28 July 2010 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 7736, Adaptive Optics Systems II
KEYWORDS: Telescopes, Stars, Sensors, Wavefront sensors, Wavefronts, Adaptive optics, Control systems, Tomography, Galactic astronomy, Keck Observatory

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Proceedings Volume Editor (1)

SPIE Conference Volume | 7 July 2008

Conference Committee Involvement (5)
Adaptive Optics Systems V
26 June 2016 | Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Adaptive Optics Systems V Posters
26 June 2016 | Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Adaptive Optics Systems II
27 June 2010 | San Diego, California, United States
Adaptive Optics Systems
23 June 2008 | Marseille, France
Astronomical Adaptive Optics Systems and Applications
3 August 2003 | San Diego, California, United States
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