Particle Physics in Birmingham

Particle Physics Seminar

Wednesday 11th February 2015 at 13:30
Poynting Small Lecture Theatre

(tea, coffee and biscuits served at 13:15)

Large Synoptic Survey Telescope

Ian Shipsey (Oxford University)


Recent technological advances have made deep fast optical surveys of large fractions of the sky feasible. LSST is the exemplar. An 8.4m primary mirror with a 10 square degree field of view instrumented by a 3.2 Gigapixel CCD will survey more of the optical universe in one month than all previous telescopes. This will enable astronomical and fundamental physics investigations of the solar system, Milky Way, the transient sky and establish tight constraints on dark energy models. The major features and challenges will be described.