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Professor Vikram Dhillon is Awarded the 2013 RAS Jackson-Gwilt Medal for the Development and Operation of ULTRACAM

13 Feb 2013, 09:00 UTC
Professor Vikram Dhillon is Awarded the 2013 RAS Jackson-Gwilt Medal for the Development and Operation of ULTRACAM

ULTRACAM is an ultra-fast, triple-beam CCD camera designed to study
astrophysics on the fastest timescales. The instrument was built by a
consortium involving the Universities of Sheffield (Vik Dhillon), Warwick (Tom Marsh) and the UK
Astronomy Technology Centre, Edinburgh. It saw first light
on the 4.2-m William Herschel Telescope (WHT) on La Palma in 2002. The large quantity of observing time awarded
to ULTRACAM (totalling one year of nights over the last decade) on
some of the world's largest telescopes is testament to the
competitiveness of the science performed with the instrument.

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