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The BOOTES Global Network of Robotic Telescopes: Instrumentation, software and related science in the Multiwavelength Era
报告题目:The BOOTES Global Network of Robotic Telescopes: Instrumentation, software and related science in the Multiwavelength Era
报 告  人:Alberto J. Castro-Tirado
报告时间:2019-05-21 09:52:06
报告地点:天文楼212报告厅

报告人:Alberto J. Castro-Tirado(张彬彬邀请)
  目:The BOOTES Global Network of Robotic Telescopes: Instrumentation, software and related science in the Multiwavelength Era
  间:5月21日上午10点
  点:天文楼212报告厅
  要:In 1996, soon after defending my Ph.D. Thesis, I dreamed of deploying a global network of robotic telescopes worldwide. 23 years after, the BOOTES Global Network of Robotic Telescopes is becoming a reality, thanks to the cooperation with several countries; China amongst them.  I will show the hardware we have implemented as well as the control and analysis software developed, and will present some of the scientific results we have achieved as well as the prospects for the future in this exciting Multi-messenger Era recently opened by the detection of cosmic neutrinos and gravitational waves.
报告人简介: Alberto J. CASTRO-TIRADO is a Spanish astrophysicist, and since 2012, Full Research Professor at Institute of Astrophysics of Andalucía (IAA), under the auspices of the Spanish Research Council (CSIC). He got a Ph.D. degree in Copenhagen University in 1994 focusing in High-energy Astrophysics and nowadays he is working in multi-messenger Astronomy, especially in relation to compact objects (neutron stars, black holes) including gamma-ray bursts (the most energetic phenomena in the Universe after the Big Bang) and in electromagnetic counterparts to gravitational wave and neutrino emitters.  In 2001 he founded the Robotic Astronomy and High Energy Physics (ARAE) group at IAA-CSIC.
 He is also involved in the technological development of instruments for space missions (co-I for the JEM-X telescope on ESA's satellite Integral and co-for THESEUS, an ESA mission at Phase 0/A study) and has led the pioneering work in Spain regarding the design and robotization of rapid-slewing optical/near-infrared telescopes (BOOTES Network project) of which he is PI. The BOOTES-4 60cm diameter telescope was installed in Lijiang (Yunnan Astronomical Observatories) in 2012.
 In 2004 he obtained (together with another 17 scientists) the European Union Descartes Award for research in the gamma-ray burst field. Since 1991, he has written (or co-authored) more than 300 papers for specialized scientific journals (including 5 in Science and 10 in Nature), besides his book ``X-ray Astronomy'' (1999, in Spanish), prologued by R. Giacconi, (2003 Nobel Award in Physics). He is also chair of the SOC of the international workshop on Robotic Autonomous Observatories which is hold in South Spain every two years (next one on 30 Sep-4 Oct 2019).