UCLA is a major partner in the new National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center For Adaptive Optics (see press release).  The center, led by U.C. Santa Cruz Professor Jerry Nelson, will bring adaptive optics (what is AO) to its full potential both in the field of astronomy and vision science. Three UCLA astronomy professors (Andrea Ghez, James Larkin and Ian McLean) are leading major programs within the AO Center (CfAO for short). Andrea Ghez is also the Associate Director for Astronomical Science and James Larkin is the Associate Director for Scientific Instrumentation.

  UCLA CfAO Programs

  Galactic Center
  Faint Field Galaxies
  Young Stellar Objects
  Infrared Wavefront Sensors
  Integral Field Spectrograph

CfAO Main Web Page
Keck Adaptive Optics
Links to Other AO Web Pages

UCLA Astronomy Home Page
UCLA Physics Home Page

Last modified 3-November-1999