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ID: 661008.0, MPI für Astronomie / Publikationen_mpia
Innovative technologies for optical and infrared astronomy
Authors:Cunningham, C. R.; Evans, C. J.; Molster, F.; Kendrew, S.; Kenworthy, M. A.; Snik, F.
Publisher:SPIE
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2012
Title of Proceedings:Modern Technologies in Space- and Ground-based Telescopes and Instrumentation II
Start Page:id. 845031-845031
End Page:14
Volume (in Series):8450
Name of Conference/Meeting:Modern Technologies in Space- and Ground-based Telescopes and Instrumentation II
Audience:Not Specified
Abstract / Description:Advances in astronomy are often enabled by adoption of new technology. In some instances this is where the technology has been invented specifically for astronomy, but more usually it is adopted from another scientific or industrial area of application. The adoption of new technology typically occurs via one of two processes. The more usual is incremental progress by a series of small improvements, but occasionally this process is disruptive, where a new technology completely replaces an older one. One of the activities of the OPTICON Key Technology Network over the past few years has been a technology forecasting exercise. Here we report on a recent event which focused on the more radical, potentially disruptive technologies for ground-based, optical and infrared astronomy.
Free Keywords:Astrophysics - Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics
Comment of the Author/Creator:Date: 2012, July 1, 2012
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Conference-Paper
Communicated by:N. N.
Affiliations:MPI für Astronomie
Identifiers:URL:http://cdsads.u-strasbg.fr/abs/2012arXiv1207.4892C
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