DESI Spectrograph Integration and Software Workshop

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February 3-5, 2015
Organized by Ann Elliott, Paul Martini, Klaus Honscheid
 
The Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics (CCAPP) at The Ohio State University (OSU) is holding a workshop on "DESI Spectrograph Integration and Software" in Columbus, Ohio February 3-5, 2015. 
 
DESI is a new ground-based dark energy experiment to study baryon acoustic oscillations and the growth of structure with an all-sky galaxy redshift survey. The DESI instrument will be installed on the 4-m Mayall telescope on Kitt Peak, Arizona. It consists of a focal plane with 5,000 robotically-actuated fiber positioners that feed ten three-arm spectrographs. The first of these pectrographs will be completed next year and an extensive test program is under development. 
 
This three-day workshop will focus on the readout and control software needed to perform these tests. A second topic will the integration of the optical and electro-mechanical spectrograph omponents. The workshop will feature a mixture of plenary talks, hands-on tutorials and parallel sessions.

 

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