I investigate magnetic fields of pre main-sequence T Tauri Stars and main sequence M-dwarfs. I work on high-resolution near-infrared spectra obtained with the CRIRES (CRyogenic Infrared Echelle Spectrograph) instrument sitting at the Very Large Telescope in Chile, or optical spectropolarimetry from ESPADONS at the Canada France Hawaii Telescope. I work under the supervision of Oleg Kochukhov and Nikolai Piskunov from Uppsala University, and Gaitee Hussain from the European Southern Observatory.
I am involved in the instrumental project CRIRES+ led by a consortium gathering Göttingen University, Tautenburg Observatory, INAF Arcetri, and Uppsala University. We design a polarimeter unit that will be implemented in the upgraded CRIRES instrument, allowing for spectropolarimetric observations. We designed, manufactured, assembled, and tested the unit. Then we integrated it with the rest of the CRIRES+ instrument at ESO in Garching. CRIRES+ is now in final testing phase before being shipped to Chile end of 2018. The first light at the telescope is expected early 2019.
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last updated: 2018-07-23