This section contains the bibliography, index, and author biographies.



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bio1.jpg Christoph U. Keller is a Professor of Experimental Astrophysics at Leiden University in the Netherlands. He develops instruments for the direct imaging of circumstellar matter and exoplanets, space- and ground-based remote sensing instruments to measure aerosol, and instruments for the life sciences based on astronomical technologies. He received an MSc degree in Physics and a PhD in Astrophysics from ETH Zurich, Switzerland.

bio2.jpg Ramon Navarro manages the NOVA optical & infrared astronomical instrumentation division at ASTRON, located in Dwingeloo, the Netherlands. He develops imagers, spectrographs, interferometers, and polarimeters for the ESO VLT, ESO E-ELT, the James Webb Space Telescope, and other telescopes. He received an MSc degree in Applied Physics from the Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands. He has experience in developing lithography equipment for the semiconductor industry at ASML.

bio3.jpg Bernhard R. Brandl is a Professor of Infrared Astronomy at Leiden University in the Netherlands. He develops near- and mid-infrared instruments for ground- and space-based facilities, including Palomar Observatory, the Spitzer and James Webb Space Telescopes, and ESO’s E-ELT. His scientific interest focuses on starburst galaxies. He received a PhD in Physics from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München, Germany.


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