“When the ELT is finished, its 39-metre primary mirror will gather 217 times more light than the Hubble Telescope.”
I coordinate the design and development of the HARMONI instrument across the whole consortium (six partner institutes and associate partners).
I ensure that the instrument design provides the best performance, improving on the state-of-the-art, whilst keeping to budget and schedule.
I am part of the Project Office. I provide administrative support to the principle investigator, the project manager, the HARMONI team in Oxford and the HARMONI Consortium.
I provide the admin support that enables rest of the team to concentrate on the design and execution of the HARMONI instrument.
I link what the optical engineer wants with a real-life instrument design.
The optical engineer is trying to come up with an optical design meet the astronomers’ requirements. I am trying to provide a design for the physical equipment to make this happen.
I am a technical leader, responsible for providing instrumentation for UK and European astronomers to do their science.
I ensure that the instrumentation we develop is fit for purpose and meets user requirements.
My role is to understand the scientific motivation and capabilities of the ELT.
I promote and provide information to the wider UK ELT instrument teams, UK committees and the UK astronomical community.
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