Dr. Peter L. Wizinowich
Chief of Technical Development at WM Keck Observatory
SPIE Involvement:
Conference Program Committee | Conference Chair | Journal Editorial Board Member | Author | Editor
Profile Summary

Peter Wizinowich is the Optical Systems Manager at the W. M. Keck Observatory (WMKO). He has been at WMKO since 1991, and has led the telescope optics installation and alignment, the adaptive optics development program and the Keck interferometer development activities. Prior to coming to WMKO, Peter was a Staff Scientist at Steward Observatory, an instrumentation technician at the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope and resident astronomer at the University of Toronto Southern Observatory.
Peter received his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona's Optical Sciences Center, his M.A.Sc. from the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies, and his B.Sc. in physics and astronomy from the University of Toronto.
Publications (104)

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | September 1, 2017
Proc. SPIE. 10400, Techniques and Instrumentation for Detection of Exoplanets VIII
KEYWORDS: Mirrors, Spectrographs, Stars, Imaging systems, Cameras, Sensors, Coronagraphy, Exoplanets, Relays, Planets

SPIE Journal Paper | June 16, 2017
JATIS Vol. 3 Issue 03
KEYWORDS: Error analysis, Telescopes, Adaptive optics, Optical spheres, Image sensors, Image segmentation, Large telescopes, Device simulation, Exoplanets, Image retrieval

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | September 2, 2016
Proc. SPIE. 9909, Adaptive Optics Systems V
KEYWORDS: Optical transfer functions, Point spread functions, Stars, Data modeling, Sensors, Adaptive optics, Photometry, General relativity, Atmospheric modeling, Instrument modeling

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | August 9, 2016
Proc. SPIE. 9908, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI
KEYWORDS: Thermography, Telescopes, Diamond, Stars, Cameras, Etching, L band, Coronagraphy, Infrared radiation, Planets

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | August 9, 2016
Proc. SPIE. 9908, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI
KEYWORDS: Signal to noise ratio, Mirrors, Astronomy, Data modeling, Image segmentation, Adaptive optics, Image transmission, Thermal modeling, Keck Observatory, Instrument modeling

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | August 3, 2016
Proc. SPIE. 9908, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI
KEYWORDS: Observatories, Telescopes, Mirrors, Spectrographs, Imaging systems, Sensors, Spectroscopy, Adaptive optics, Control systems, Keck Observatory

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Conference Committee Involvement (11)
Adaptive Optics Systems VI
10 June 2018 | Austin, Texas, United States
Adaptive Optics Systems V Posters
26 June 2016 | Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Adaptive Optics Systems V
26 June 2016 | Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Adaptive Optics Systems IV
22 June 2014 | Montréal, Quebec, Canada
Adaptive Optics Systems III
1 July 2012 | Amsterdam, Netherlands
Showing 5 of 11 published special sections
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