John Monnier

John Monnier is an expert in optical/infrared interferometry and is the instrumentalist responsible for MIRC (the Michigan Infrared Combiner), a beam combiner that allows all six of the telescopes at Georgia State University’s CHARA Array to work together. He is interested in the direct detection of exoplanets and in studying how planets form in circumstellar disks. To do this, he plans to use not only his CHARA technologies, but also Magellan adaptive optics to measure disks around young stars and the ALMA radio interferometer to image the outer disks with high resolution.