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Space Astrophysics Detectors
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Program for Monday 26 June

7:30      8:45am    Registration

8:45      9:00am    Welcome & Logistics

9:00      9:30am    NASA's Strategic Plan and Science Opportunities
                    - Hashima Hasan NASA HQ

9:300     10:00am   Science drivers for UV Optical Space Detector Development
                    - Jon Morse Univ. Colorado

10:00     10:30am   UV Technology Overview ' Charles Joseph, Rutgers Univ.

10:30     11:00am   Coffee Break

11:00     11:30pm   MCPs & Anodes for UV Astronomy
                    ' Oswald Seigmund, Univ. California, Berkeley

11:30     12:30pm   Open (contributed talks)

12:30     2:00pm    Lunch

2:00      2:30pm    UV-Optical CCDs,' Mark Clampin, STScI

2:30      3:00pm    Active Pixel Sensors ' Bedabrata Pain, JPL

3:00      3:30pm    Poster Highlights - reviewed by Barry Welsh, UC Berkeley

3:30      4:00pm    Coffee Break

4:00      4:30pm    GaN Detectors ' Marty Peckerar, Naval Research Lab

4:30      5:30pm    Open (Contributed talks)

6:00      8:30pm    (Proposed) Buffet Dinner at Bertha's Restaurant (' max 50)

Contributed talks for Monday to include:

Novel MgZnO UV detectors - R.D. Vispute, W. Yang, S. Choopun, R.P. Sharma & T. Venkatesan, College Park Maryland

Large-area, photon-counting, mega-pixel arrays in UV/Optical - Katsushi Arisaka, UCLA, Department of Physics and Astronomy

Fully depleted, 300 micron thick CCD image sensors with applications in the x-ray, uv, visible and near-ir regions, S.E. Holland et al LBNL

Delta-doped imagers for UV and EUV applications - S. Nikzad, T.J. Jones, T.J. Cunningham, P.W. Deelman, and S.T. Elliott, Center for Space Microelectronics Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

Low Noise Readout using Active Reset for CMOS APS - B. Fowler, M. Godfrey, J. Balicki & J. Canfield, Pixel Devices International

Development of a Hybrid CMOS Visible Focal Plane Array for Space Based Applications - Y. Bai, J. T. Montroy, J. D. Blackwell, M. Farris, L. J. Kozlowski, K. Vural, J. D. Garnett, Rockwell Science Center, 1049 Camino Dos Rios, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

UV Digital Cameras Based on 32x32 and 128x128 Arrays of AlGaN p-i-n Photodiodes -J.D. Brown, J. Matthews, J. Boney, P. Srinivasan, & J.F. Schetzina, North Carolina State University

Development of GaN-based films for use in UV sensitive but visible blind detectors - Mel Ulmer, Manijeh Razeghi & Bruce Wessels, Northwestern University


Program for Tuesday 27 June

8:00    9:00am   Registration

9:00    9:30am   Cosmic Journeys - Alan Bunner, NASA HQ

9:30    10:00am  IR Science ' George Rieke, Univ. Arizona

10:00   10:30am  InSb & HgCdTe Detectors ' Judy Pipher, Univ. Rochester

10:30   11:00am  Coffee Break

11:00   11:30am  Si IBC Arrays for the Mid-Infrared
                 ' Jeff Van Cleve, Cornell Univ

11:30   12:00pm  Germanium detectors for the Far-Infrared
                 ' Erick Young, Univ. Arizona

12:00   1:00pm   Open (Contributed talks)

1:00    2:00pm   Lunch

2:00    2:30pm   An Overview of STJ detectors ' Dan Prober, Univ. Yale

2:30    3:00pm   Some current & future developments in detectors for
                 astrophysics at ESA ' Tony Peacock, ESTEC

3:00    3:30pm   Poster highlights review

3:30    4:00pm   Coffee Break

4:00    4:30pm   Electronic Devices for Cryogenic Detector Systems
                 ' Murzy Jhabvala, GSFC

4:30    5:00pm   Transition Edge Sensors for Optical and Gamma ray
                 Detectors ' Blas Cabrera, Stanford

5:00    6:00pm   Open (Contributed talks) 

6:00    8:00pm   Conference Dinner - STScI Cafeteria

Drinks - Conference Barbecue - After Dinner Remarks from Steve Beckwith,
Director STScI

Contributed talks for Tuesday to include:

Camera-on-a-Chip technology for astronomical sensors- Don Hall, Institute for Astronomy, Hawaii

NGST Detectors: What We Need ' Knox Long (STScI), Matthew Greenhouse (NASA/GSFC), Craig McCreight(NASA/Ames) & Bernard Rauscher (STScI).

HgCdTe Arrays for the Far-Infrared - Albert Betz, University of Colorado

Initial Performance Results of the 2048 by 2048 2.5 microns HgCdTe Focal Plane Array - Cabelli, et al, Rockwell Science Center

NTD Germanium: Current Successes and Future Directions - E.E. Haller & J.W. Beeman, University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Quantum Well Infrared Photodetectors for Astronomy - Michael Ressler, et al. JPL

Single Photon Energy Resolving Detectors - Armen Gulian, NRL

SQUID Multiplexers for Large Transition Edge Sensor (TES) Detector Arrays - S. Nam, J. Chervenak, E. Grossman, K. Irwin, J. Martinis, National Institute of Standards and Technology, H. Moseley, R. Shafer, Goddard Space Flight Center


Program for Wednesday 28 June

8:00    9:00am    Registration

9:00    9:30am    Gamma-ray science ' Fiona Harrison, Cal Tech

9:30    10:00am   High Resolution Detector technologies for an
                  Advanced Compton Telescope ' Elena Aprile, Columbia Univ.

10:00   10:30am   CZT Detectors for Hard X-Ray & Gamma Ray Astronomy
                  - Current Technologies - Ann Parson, GSFC

10:30   11:00am   Coffee Break

11:00   11:30am   Detectors for GeV Gamma Rays - Bob Hartman, GSFC

11:30   12:30pm   Contributed talks

12:30   2:00pm    Lunch

2:00    2:30pm    X-Ray Science ' Steven S. Murray,
                  Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

2:30    3:00pm    X-Ray CCDs ' Mark Bautz, MIT

3:00    3:30pm    Poster review highlights

3:30    4:00pm    Coffee Break

4:00    4:30pm    X-Ray Calorimeters ' Caroline Stahle, GSFC

4:30    5:30pm    Contributed talks

Contributed talks for Wednesday to include:

Gas Proportional Pixel Detectors for X and Gamma-ray Imaging - P. Deines-Jones1, K. Black1, S.D. Hunter1, J.R. Huang2, T. N. Jackson2, K. Jahoda1, H. Klauk2, and W. Qian2. 1 NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD 20771: 2 Center for Thin Film Devices, 121 Electrical Engineering East, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802

Characterization of a multianode photomultiplier tube for use with scintillating fibers to detect gamma rays - Keith Rielage, McDonnell Space Sciences Center & Dept. of Physics, Washington University, St. Louis, MO 63130

Detector systems for the X-ray evolving universe spectroscopy mission (XEUS) - M. Bavdaz, A. Peacock, A. Parmar, M. Beijersbergen, J. Schiemann, Space Science Department of ESA, ESTEC, 2200AG Noordwijk, Netherlands. Directorate Of Manned Spaceflight and Microgravity ESA, ESTEC, 2200AG Noordwijk, Netherlands

Advanced X-ray CCD Detectors for the Constellation-X and MAXIM Missions - George R. Ricker, MIT

Hard X-ray Telescope for Space Flight Use - Upendra Desai, Larry Orwig, Code 682 GSFC/NASA, Lawrence Mertz, Digiphase Technology, Palo Alto, CA., Carl Gaither, CNA Corporation, Washington, DC, Walter Gibson, Center for X-ray Optics University at Albany, N.Y.

Modeling of CdZnTe Strip X-ray Detectors - Emrah Kalemci, Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences, University of California at San Diego

Position-Sensitive CZT Detectors for X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Astronomy - J. Matteson, W. Heindl, E. Kalemci, M. Pelling, R. Rothschild, T. Skelton, UCSD, P. Hink, K. Slavis, WUSTL

Magnetic Calorimeters for X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Detection - George Seidel, Brown University

NTD Germanium-Based Microcalorimeters for X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Astronomy - Eric Silver a, Simon Bandler a, Herbert Schnopper a, Stephen Murray a, Marco Barbera c, Norm Madden b, Don Landis b, Jeff Beeman b, Eugene Haller b, Greg Tucker d. a Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, b Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA 94720,c Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo, Palermo, Italy,d Brown University, Providence, RI 02912

Superconducting Transition-Edge Sensor X-Ray Microcalorimeters - John M. Martinis, N. Bergren, S. Deiker, G. C. Hilton, K. D. Irwin, S. W. Nam, D. A. Rudman and D. A. Wollman


Program for Thursday 29 June

8:00     9:00am    Registration

9:00     9:30am    NASA Technology Funding Opportunities ' Rick Howard, NASA HQ

9:30     10:00am   TES Arrays for Far-Infrared Imaging & Spectroscopy
                   - Harvey Moseley, GSFC

10:00    10:30am   Far-IR Photon Counting Detectors ' Rob Schoelkopf, Yale Univ

10:30    11:00am   Coffee Break

11:00    11:30am   Semiconductor Bolometers & Applications - Jamie Bock, JPL

11:30    12:30pm   Contributed talks

12:30    2:00pm    Lunch

2:00     2:30pm    HEB Heterodyne Sensors for Submillimetre/FAR IR Astronomy
                   ' William R. McGrath, JPL

2:30     3:00pm    HEMT Technology for Astrophysics Applications ' Todd Gaier, JPL

3:00     3:30pm    Poster Highlights - reviewed by Charles Lawrence, JPL

3:30     4:00pm    Coffee Break

4:00     4:30pm    Submillimeter & Far Infrared Heterodyne Systems
                   - Jonas Zmuidzinas, CalTech

4:30     5:30pm    Open (Short Talks ' Discussions ' Poster  Highlights)
Contributed talks for Thursday to include:

Voltage-biased Superconducting Bolometers for the far-Infrared to millimeter wavelength range - Adrian T. Lee, Jan M. Gildemeister, Mike Myers, Paul L. Richards, Jesse Skidmore, and Jongsoo Yoon, University of California, Berkeley

Ideal Integrating Bolometer - Al Kogut, GSFC

Characterization of Transition Edge Sensor Arrays for Detection of Submillimeter Radiation - J. A. Chervenak, K. D. Irwin, E. N. Grossman, and C. D. Reintsema - National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder, S. H. Moseley and C. A. Allen, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD

Superconducting Transition Edge Sensor Bolometer Arrays for Submillimeter Astronomy - Dominic Benford GSFC

Hot-electron direct detectors: feasibility of NEP ≈ 10-20 W√Hz at submillimeter waves - Boris S. Karasik, William R. McGrath, and Henry G. LeDuc, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91109, Michael E. Gershenson, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08854, Andrew V. Sergeev, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48202

Wideband Lag Correlators for Heterodyne Spectroscopy - Andrew Harris, University of Maryland

Tunable antenna-coupled intersubband terahertz (TACIT) mixers: the quantum limit without the quantum liquid - M. S. Sherwin,1 C. Cates, K. Maranowski, A. C. Gossard and W. R. McGrath Physics Department and Center for Terahertz Science and Technology, UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA 93106, Materials Department, UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA 93106, Center for Space Microelectronics Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91109

Laser Micromachining of THz Waveguide, and Quasi-Optical Components - C. Walker, C. Drouet d'Aubigny, B. Jones, C., Groppi Steward Observatory, Univ. of Arizona, J. Papapolymerou, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Univ. of Arizona

A novel approach for a tunable sub-millimeter detector - Faiz Rahman, Caltech