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Hubert Martin Wins the 2019 SPIE A.E. Conrady Award in Optical Engineering

The award recognizes exceptional contributions in design, construction, testing and theory of optical and illumination systems and instrumentation

15 August 2019

Hubert Martin wiis the 2019 A.E. Conrady Award in Optical Engineering.

Hubert Martin (right) receiving his award from SPIE President-Elect John Greivenkamp.

BELLINGHAM, Washington, USA and CARDIFF, UK - Yesterday evening, at the Awards Banquet at SPIE Optics + Photonics in San Diego, SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, honored Hubert Martin with the 2019 A.E. Conrady Award in Optical Engineering. The award recognizes Martin's exceptional contributions in the design, construction, and testing of optical systems and instrumentation.

Hubert M. "Buddy" Martin, a project scientist at the Steward Observatory and associate research professor of optical sciences at the University of Arizona (UA), is considered by many of his colleagues to be one of those scientists whose life-long work has enabled others to pursue their scientific goals and make breakthrough discoveries in astronomy.

"Optical and telescope designers tend to receive more of the limelight than makers, but without Buddy's proven ability to complete very large aspheric mirrors to exacting tolerances, some of the most powerful new telescope designs would have been impossible and not seriously considered," said Roger Angel, Regents' Professor of Astronomy and Optical Sciences at UA. "Buddy has been central to the string of advances in design, fabrication methods, metrology, and analysis that have allowed the lab to constantly improve its ability to make the largest and most aspheric optics ever."

The SPIE Conrady Award recognizes exceptional contributions in design, construction, testing and theory of optical and illumination systems and instrumentation.


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