From One by One to 4K by 4K: Infrared Astronomy Enters the Digital Age

Sunday, 16 February 2014
Water Tower (Hyatt Regency Chicago)
Marcia Rieke , University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
The development of indium-bump technology to assemble detector arrays from high performance readouts and a detector material of choice has opened many avenues for infrared astronomy. Imaging from both ground-based and space-based telescopes at infrared wavelengths has yielded insights into many areas including discovery of the most distant galaxies. Spectroscopic capabilities with infrared arrays have made tremendous progress enabling the study of exo-planet atmospheres.