Professor Joss Bland-Hawthorn

Professor Joss Bland-Hawthorn

Professor Joss Bland-Hawthorn

University of Sydney, Australia

Presentation: A new era of photonic spectrographs with extreme sensitivity

Theme: C20. Astrophotonics and Gravitational Wave Detection

Joss Bland-Hawthorn is an ARC Laureate Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Sydney. He is Director of the Sydney Institute for Astronomy and has won many awards. These include the 2018 Miller Professorship to Berkeley and the biennial 2017 Thomas Ranken Lyle medal from the Australian Academy of Science, the first astronomer to win this award in over 40 years. In 2019, The Australian identified Joss as one of the country’s Stars in Research and the overall leader in the field of astronomy and astrophysics. With Ken Freeman (ANU), he developed the field of galactic archaeology over the past 20 years. In 2000, Joss initiated the field of astrophotonics that brings together photonics in astronomical and space instrumentation. In 2012, Joss was elected to the Australian Academy of Science.

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