Prof. Claire E. Max
Professor Emerita
SPIE Involvement:
Area of Expertise:
Adaptive Optics , Astrophysics
Profile Summary

Dr. Max's interests include developing laser guide star adaptive optics into a highly useful tool for astronomers, and using these systems to study supermassive black holes in the cores of colliding galaxies. She is the Director of the Center for Adaptive Optics at UC Santa Cruz, which includes applications for both astronomy and vision science (imaging the living human retina).
Publications (48)

Proceedings Article | 30 August 2022 Presentation + Paper
P. Wizinowich, J. Lu, S. Cetre, J. Chin, C. Correia, J.-R. Delorme, L. Gers, S. Lilley, J. Lyke, E. Marin, S. Ragland, P. Richards, A. Surendran, E. Wetherell, C.-F. Chen, D. Chu, T. Do, C. Fassnacht, M. Freeman, A. Gautam, A. Ghez, L. Hunter, T. Jones, M. Liu, D. Mawet, C. Max, M. Morris, M. Phillips, J.-B. Ruffio, N.-E. Rundquist, S. Sabhlok, S. Terry, T. Treu, S. Wright
Proceedings Volume 12185, 121850Q (2022)
KEYWORDS: Adaptive optics, Telescopes, Tomography, Real-time computing, Sensors, Calibration, Point spread functions, Device simulation, Turbulence, Mirrors

Proceedings Article | 29 August 2022 Presentation + Paper
Proceedings Volume 12184, 1218426 (2022)
KEYWORDS: Adaptive optics, Planets, Wavefront sensors, Imaging spectroscopy, Exoplanets

Proceedings Article | 29 August 2022 Poster + Paper
Proceedings Volume 12184, 1218446 (2022)
KEYWORDS: Planets, Stars, Exoplanets, Adaptive optics, Solar system, Atmospheric sciences, Planetary systems, Imaging systems

Proceedings Article | 29 August 2022 Presentation
Proceedings Volume 12185, 121852A (2022)
KEYWORDS: Adaptive optics, Keck Observatory, Telescopes, Mirrors, Actuators, Infrared telescopes, Objectives, Infrared radiation, Ecosystems, Atmospheric turbulence

Proceedings Article | 9 September 2021 Presentation + Paper
Proceedings Volume 11823, 1182309 (2021)
KEYWORDS: Adaptive optics, Wavefront sensors, Relays, Wavefronts, Mirrors, Telescopes, Coronagraphy, Actuators, Imaging systems, Optical design

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Proceedings Volume Editor (1)

SPIE Conference Volume | 7 July 2008

Conference Committee Involvement (5)
Adaptive Optics Systems V Posters
26 June 2016 | Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Adaptive Optics Systems V
26 June 2016 | Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Adaptive Optics Systems II
27 June 2010 | San Diego, California, United States
Adaptive Optics Systems
23 June 2008 | Marseille, France
Astronomical Adaptive Optics Systems and Applications
3 August 2003 | San Diego, California, United States
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