Dr. Peter L. Wizinowich
Chief of Technical Development at WM Keck Observatory
SPIE Involvement:
Editorial Board Member: Journal of Astronomical Telescopes, Instruments, and Systems | Author
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 (125)

Proceedings Article | 14 December 2020 Poster + Paper
Proc. SPIE. 11448, Adaptive Optics Systems VII
KEYWORDS: Stars, Adaptive optics, Image quality, Turbulence, Machine learning, Analytical research, Data centers, Keck Observatory

Proceedings Article | 13 December 2020 Poster + Presentation
Proc. SPIE. 11448, Adaptive Optics Systems VII
KEYWORDS: Telescopes, Thirty Meter Telescope, Calibration, Manufacturing, Adaptive optics, Distortion, Planets, Optical instrument design, Optics manufacturing, Keck Observatory

Proceedings Article | 13 December 2020 Poster + Paper
Proc. SPIE. 11448, Adaptive Optics Systems VII
KEYWORDS: Mirrors, Imaging systems, Cameras, Interfaces, Wavefronts, Adaptive optics, Control systems, Tomography, Real-time computing, Keck Observatory

Proceedings Article | 13 December 2020 Poster + Presentation + Paper
Proc. SPIE. 11447, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VIII
KEYWORDS: Signal to noise ratio, Visible radiation, Imaging systems, Image resolution, L band, Coronagraphy, Exoplanets, Planets, Device simulation, Atmospheric optics

Proceedings Article | 13 December 2020 Presentation + Paper
Proc. SPIE. 11448, Adaptive Optics Systems VII
KEYWORDS: Point spread functions, Astronomy, Calibration, Data storage, Adaptive optics, Kinematics, 3D modeling, Data processing, Deconvolution, Galactic astronomy

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Proceedings Volume Editor (4)

SPIE Conference Volume | 12 July 2010

SPIE Conference Volume | 7 July 2008

SPIE Conference Volume | 7 February 2003

SPIE Conference Volume | 7 July 2000

Conference Committee Involvement (13)
Adaptive Optics Systems VII
14 December 2020 | Online Only, California, United States
Adaptive Optics Systems VII
13 December 2020 | San Diego, California, United States
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
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