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Optical synoptic telescopes: new science frontiers: J. Anthony Tyson plenary presentation

2010 SPIE Astronomical Instrumentation Plenary presentation. "Optical synoptic telescopes: new science frontiers" J. Anthony Tyson, University of California, Davis

12 July 2010, SPIE Newsroom. DOI: 10.1117/2.3201007.14

 

Tony Tyson is a Distinguished Professor of Physics at University of California, Davis. His current research is in cosmology: dark matter, gravitational lensing, and the nature of dark energy. He directs a national effort to build the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope. Tyson received his B.S. in Physics from Stanford in l962 and Ph.D. from University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1967. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Philosophical Society.