Astronomy Club Seminar: RIT Alum talks about career, innovations and current work

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Astronomy Club Seminar
RIT Alum talks about career, innovations and current work

Gustavo Rahmer
Senior Instrumentation Engineer
Giant Magellan Telescope
RIT Imaging Science MS Alum

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A summer internship at one of the world-class astronomical observatories in Chile was the beginning of my professional journey in Astronomy as an engineer. A journey that has taken me from Chile (my home country) to the European Southern Observatory (in Germany and in Chile), Caltech, the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) at the University of Arizona, and now the Giant Magellan Telescope. During my career I’ve designed and developed specialized cameras for visible and infrared science, managed instrumentation projects, collaborated with NASA and DOE projects, and was the engineer in charge of an advanced Laser Guide Star system (while at LBT). I am currently the Senior Instrumentation Engineer for the Giant Magellan Telescope, currently under construction in northern Chile, which will become one of the largest optical telescopes in the world. During the way I took the time of earning a master degree in Imaging Science at RIT. I will talk about some of the interesting technological advances that I have involved in, and the key lessons learned during my career.

Intended Audience:
Undergraduates, graduates, experts. Those with interest in the topic.

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When and Where
October 06, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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