Carl Akerlof

Akerlof

Professor, Physics

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Contact Information:
Major Projects:
  • Principle Investigator of an astrophysics project that has installed a small robotic telescope in the Khomas Highlands of Namibia, about half-way between Windhoek and Walvis Bay. We have three other identical instruments scattered around the world. I spent about three weeks in Nambia and South Africa this summer improving instrumentation and encouraging the development of scientific collaboration with a group in South Africa (Capetown). (2003-present, NASA, NSF, Australian Research Council).
  • Search for the optical counterparts of gamma-ray bursts and other transients (with Professor T. McKay)
  • collaborators at University of California – Santa Barbara, California Institute of Technology, Los Alamos National Laboratory, University of New South Wales, University of Texas, Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, Sabanci U-Istanbul, Turkey, ODTÜ-Ankara, Turkey, ÇÜ-Adana, Turkey, Inst. University-Istanbul, Turkey, AIBÜ-Bolu, Turkey, BÜ-Istanbul, Turkey, ÇOMÜ-Canakkale, Turkey, Ege University-Izmir, Turkey, Rice University, Boeing Corporation.
Countries:
  • South Africa
  • Namibia
School:
  • Physics