A Briefing on the Complicated Interaction of Light and Other Electromagnetic Waves with Material Bodies of Arbitrary Shape and Form: Theories, Measurements and Applications in the Study of the Orbital Debris Environment

Thu, 2015-04-30 15:30 - 17:00
Cyber-ShARE Vizualization Lab

Dr. Xu received his Ph.D. in astronomy from the University of Florida, and a B.S. in Optics and Optical Engineering from Zhejiang University in China. He served as the Head of the Optical Research Department at the Hangzhou Camera Machinery Institute and as Research Professor in the Department of Astronomy and the Engineering Research Center for Particle Science and Technology at University of Florida. Dr. Xu has been with the Orbital Debris Research Group at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston since 2003. He is an active member of the Optical Society of America (OSA) and the American Astronomical Society (AAS), with research interests including elastic scattering of electromagnetic radiation, Fraunhofer and Fresnel diffraction, and statistical methods for astronomical applications.