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Prof Peter Doel
Room 406. Fourth floor Lewis Building (enter through Pearson Building 2nd floor)
UCL, Gower Street
London
WC1E 6BT
Tel: 020 3549 5818
Appointment
  • Professor of Astronomical Instrumentation
  • Dept of Physics & Astronomy
  • Faculty of Maths & Physical Sciences
Biography
 I was an undergraduate at Durham University from 1983 to 1986 where I read Physics. I then undertook a PhD at Durham in the astronomical instrumentation group. As part of my PhD thesis I was involved in the construction of one of the first civilian adaptive optics (AO) systems for astronomy, the MARTINI instrument. I obtained my PhD in adaptive optics in 1990 and took up a post as a Research Assistant within the astronomical instrumentation group. In the course of my research I worked on upgrades to the MARTINI instrument and a new high order AO instrument which will form the core of a common user system due to be commissioned at the William Hershel Telescope in summer 2000. I joined the Optical Science Laboratory at UCL as a lecturer in October 1998.
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Academic Background
1989 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Adaptive Optics University of Durham
1986 BSc Bachelor of Science – Physics University of Durham
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