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Feature Guest: Raymond Carlberg
When finally operational in 2018 the Thirty Metre Telescope will be the largest telescope ever built, three times larger than the best telescopes operating today. To help us understand how the Thirty Metre Telescope will revolutionize astronomy and cosmology, fuel the study of dark matter and dark energy, further our search for life beyond the solar system, and, simply put, allow us see the limits of the known universe, today we’re joined at the star spot by Professor Raymond Carlberg.
Addendum to interview: In April 2015 the Government of Canada announced it would provide $243.5-million to the Thirty Metre Telescope, accounting for about 15-20% of the project’s budget.
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About Our Guest
Raymond Carlberg is Professor of Astronomy at the University of Toronto, having previously held visiting faculty positions at Johns Hopkins University, Caltech, the University of Washington (Seattle), and the Carnegie Institution. He is a member of the National Research Council Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics Advisory Board, a Senior Fellow for the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Prof. Carlberg is working on the deepest sky survey yet using the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope.
Thirty Metre Telescope Homepage
With $243-million contribution, Canada signs on to mega-telescope in search of first stars and other Earths
Raymond Carlberg on Canadian Institute for Advanced Research page
Canada and the Thirty Metre Telescope
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