GPI is here at the SPIE Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation conference in Edinburgh, Scotland to talk exoplanets and engineering with our colleagues around the world. We have had talks and posters by GPIES team members on topics from AO and instruments to computing and pipelines. This week has also been a great opportunity to meet face-to-face and discuss some of the finer points of GPI technical challenges and plans going forward. Here are some pictures from the week:
Bruce gave a great talk on the GPI instrument and GPIES campaign in the instruments session:
Bruce’s talk about the GPI instrument
Vanessa gave a great talk about GPI’s AO performance in the AO session:
Vanessa’s talk about GPI AO
In her talk, I was especially struck by how well the GPI team has continued to monitor and improve the performance of the instrument, throughout the GPIES campaign.
Franck’s poster was about the GPIES project from a systems level:
Franck’s poster about the GPIES project
Marshall’s poster was about the GPIES pipeline and calibration, critical for extracting accurate exoplanet info from the raw data:
Marshall’s poster about the data pipeline and calibrations
Ben’s poster was about an improved algorithm for ...