DR SIMON TULLOCH

  • EDUCATION

    University of Sheffield. March 2010,

    Ph.D. Astronomical Spectroscopy with Electron Multiplying CCDs.  (pdf)

     

    University of Edinburgh. November 1987,

    M.Sc. Astronomical Technology.

     

    University of Kent, Canterbury. June 1985,

    B.Sc. (hons) class 2-2, Physics.

  • EMPLOYMENT

    Royal Greenwich Observatory, 1995-1998

    Higher Scientific Officer, optical detector development, Cambridge.

     

    UK Astronomy Technology Centre, 1998-1999

    Higher Scientific Officer, optical detector development, Edinburgh.

     

    Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes, 1999-2008

    Head of Detector Group at Roque de Los Muchachos Observatory.

     

    European Southern Observatory, 2016-present

    Infra-Red Detector Engineer at Garching, Munich site.

  • SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

    Monte Carlo Modeling of L3 Detectors in High Time Resolution Applications, Tulloch, S. High time resolution astrophysics: The Universe at Sub-Second Timescales. AIP Conference Proceedings, Volume 984, pp. 148-161 (2008).

     

    Tulloch, S. M., Rodríguez-Gil, P., Dhillon, V. S

    “Radial-velocity study of the post-period minimum cataclysmic variable SDSSJ143317.78+101123.3 with an electron-multiplying CCD”, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 2009,397,L82 (download)

     

    Tulloch, S. M. and Dhillon, V. S., "On the use of electron-multiplying CCDs for astronomical spectroscopy", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 2011, 411: 211–225. (download)

     

    Scientific CCD characterisation at Universidad Complutense LICA Laboratory. Tulloch,S.; Gil de Paz, A. High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy V. Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 8453, article id. 845328, 12 pp. (2012). (download)

     

    Simon Tulloch, "Implementation of an FPGA-based DCDS video processor for CCD imaging", Proc. SPIE 9915, High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy VII, 991530 (27 July 2016) (download)

  • CLIENTS

    Isaac Newton Group:

    Design and construction of CCD camera for ACAM instrument, operational support for the observatory instruments.

     

    Gran Telescopio Canario:

    Detector upgrade study for OSIRIS instrument.

     

    Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias :

    Design of EMCCD head electronics (foto).

     

    Mercator Telescope:

    Implementation of new detector modes in the HERMES instrument.

     

    Fractal SLNE:

    Design and construction of CCD cameras for MEGARA and CARMENES spectrographs, design and implementation of a detector testbench at the University Complutense, Madrid.

     

    European Southern Observatory:

    Study of ESD protection circuitry at cryogenic temperatures (fotos)

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