Samuel Nathan Richards
PhD Student (Usyd/AAO/CAASTRO) at Univ of Sydney
SPIE Involvement:
Author
Area of Expertise:
Telescope Instrumentation , Fibre Optics , Antarctic Astronomy
Profile Summary

2012 - 2013: AAO Extended Studentship to contine work on SAMI as a Pre-Doc
2008 - 2012: BSc (Hons) Astrophysics with Research Year (First Class Honours at the University of Hertfordshire, UK)
2010 - 2011: Research Year at the University of Sydney and Australian Astronomical Observatory working on the new multiplex integral field spectral for the AAT "SAMI"
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Authored Papers:
1. Richards, et al., 2012, BASIS: Bayfordbury Single-object Integral Field Spectrograph, SPIE Astronomical Telescopes & Instrumentation Conference Proceedings 8446.82 (http://to.ly/dQ4c)
2. Fogarty, et al., 2012, Data analysis and first science with the Sydney-AAO multi-object IFS (SAMI), SPIE Astronomical Telescopes & Instrumentation Conference Proceedings 8446.211
3. Bryant, et al., 2012, SAMI: a new multi-object IFS for the Anglo-Australian Telescope, SPIE Astronomical Telescopes & Instrumentation Conference Proceedings 8446.31
4. Croom, et al., 2012, The Sydney-AAO Multi-object Integral field spectrograph (SAMI), Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 421 (1) p872 (Paper: http://to.ly/eln8, Article: http://to.ly/b6wz)
5. Fischer, et al., 2011, A Photonic Integrated Dual-Arm Spectrograph, White Paper for KECK 2011 Instrument Upgrade Review, 2nd Round only

Assisted Papers:
1. Saward, et al., 2012, Keeping Staff and Students Together - Challenges in Extending the Virtual Learning Environment into Social Networks, International Blended Learning conference 2012
2. Thompson, et al., 2010, A search for debris disks in the Herschel-ATLAS, Astronomy & Astrophysics 518 id.L134 (http://to.ly/eln8)

Conference Posters:
1. Richards, et al., 2012, Integral field spectroscopy on small aperture telescopes, UK & Germany National Astronomy Meeting 2012 (http://to.ly/cAY7)
2. Richards, et al., 2012, BASIS: Bayfordbury Single-object Integral Field Spectrograph, SPIE Astronomical Telescopes & Instrumentation Conference Proceedings 8446.82
Publications (11)

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | August 9, 2016
Proc. SPIE. 9908, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI
KEYWORDS: Microelectromechanical systems, Telescopes, Mirrors, Waveguides, Wavefront sensors, Wavefronts, Adaptive optics, Deformable mirrors, Photonics, Artificial intelligence

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | July 27, 2016
Proc. SPIE. 9909, Adaptive Optics Systems V
KEYWORDS: Observatories, Point spread functions, Telescopes, Astronomy, Stars, Cameras, Wavefront sensors, Wavefronts, Adaptive optics, Adaptive optics, Optical testing

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | August 7, 2014
Proc. SPIE. 9151, Advances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation
KEYWORDS: Telescopes, Prisms, Stars, Glasses, Adaptive optics, Image analysis, Image quality, Astronomical telescopes, Atmospheric optics, Liquids

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | August 4, 2014
Proc. SPIE. 9148, Adaptive Optics Systems IV
KEYWORDS: Telescopes, Beam splitters, Stars, Sensors, Wavefront sensors, Wavefronts, Fiber optics sensors, Sensor performance, Image sensors, Device simulation

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | July 28, 2014
Proc. SPIE. 9147, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy V
KEYWORDS: Optical fibers, Telescopes, Spectrographs, Metrology, Glasses, Coating, Optical fabrication, Astronomical telescopes, Connectors, Prototyping

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | July 24, 2014
Proc. SPIE. 9147, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy V
KEYWORDS: Telescopes, Spectrographs, Optical design, Imaging systems, Cameras, Sensors, Robots, Space telescopes, Galactic astronomy, Spherical lenses

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