Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium
Adventures in High Time Resolution Astrophysics
Stuart Littlefair, Univ of Sheffield
Time resolved astrophysics benefits enormously from specialised instrumentation. In the ten years that the fast photometer ULTRACAM has been operating it has made many important contributions to astronomy, in fields as diverse as Solar System objects, interacting binaries, white dwarfs, brown dwarfs, black holes and pulsars. In this talk I present some of the scientific highlights from ULTRACAM, as well as other instrumentation developed at the University of Sheffield and a look at where the future of time resolved instruments might lie.