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Department of Physics

Staff profile

Prof Richard Myers, BSc Physics, PhD

Professor in the Department of Physics
Telephone: 43692/44809
Room number: ocw028 / Netpark

(email at r.m.myers@durham.ac.uk)

Departmental Responsibilities

Level-1 Computing

International Coordinator (admin)

Incoming Exchange Coordinator

Head of Advanced Instrumentation Research Section and Postgraduate Studies Representative

Research Groups

  • Centre for Advanced Instrumentation
  • Centre for Advanced Instrumentation

Research Interests

  • Adaptive Optics
  • Astronomical Instrumentation
  • CANARY UK-France On-Sky Demonstrator (WHT) for EAGLE
  • EAGLE (European ELT instrument) AO
  • Multi-Processor Real-time Control
  • Multi Object Adaptive Optics

Publications

Conference Paper

  • Morris, Timothy J., Berry, Paul, Butterley, Timothy, Clark, Paul, Dunlop, Colin N., Myers, Richard M., Saunter, Christopher D., & and Wilson, Richard W. (2004), A ground-layer AO system demonstrator for the William Herschel Telescope, Advancements in Adaptive Optics. Edited by Domenico B. Calia, Brent L. Ellerbroek, and Roberto Ragazzoni. Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 5490, pp. 891-904 (2004) 5490: 891-904.
  • Bonaccini Calia, Domenico, Myers, Richard M., Zappa, Franco, Love, Gordon D., Morris, Timothy J., Hackenberg, Wolfgang K. P., & Wilson, Richard W. and Buscher, David F. (2004), Cone-effect-free adaptive optics laser guide star development for the ELTs, Advancements in Adaptive Optics. Edited by Domenico B. Calia, Brent L. Ellerbroek, and Roberto Ragazzoni. Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 5490, pp. 1315-1326 (2004) 5490: 1315-1326.
  • Soechting, Ilona K., Wilson, Richard W., Myers, Richard M., Longmore, Andy J., Benn, Chris R., Ostensen, Roy, Els, Sebastian, & Goodsell, Steven, Gregory, Tom and Talbot, Gordon (2004), Influence of restricted FOV and CCD binning in SH-WFS on the performance of NAOMI, Advancements in Adaptive Optics. Edited by Domenico B. Calia, Brent L. Ellerbroek, and Roberto Ragazzoni. Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 5490, pp. 574-579 (2004) 5490: 574-579.
  • Benn, Chris R., Blanken, Maarten, Bevil, Craige, Els, Sebastian, Goodsell, Stephen, Gregory, Tom, Jolley, Paul, Longmore, Andy J., Martin, Olivier, Myers, Richard M., Ostensen, Roy, Rees, Simon, Rutten, & Rene G. M., Soechting, Ilona, Talbot, Gordon and Tulloch, Simon M. (2004), NAOMI: adaptive optics at the WHT, Advancements in Adaptive Optics. Edited by Domenico B. Calia, Brent L. Ellerbroek, and Roberto Ragazzoni. Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 5490, pp. 79-89 (2004) 5490: 79-89.
  • Kellner, Stephan, Ragazzoni, Roberto, Gässler, Wolfgang, Diolaiti, Emiliano, Farinato, Jacopo, Arcidiacono, Carmelo, Myers, Richard & M., Morris, Tim J. and Ghedina, Adriano (2004), PIGS on sky - dream or reality?, Emerging Optoelectronic Applications. Edited by Jabbour, Ghassan E.; Rantala, Juha T. Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 5382, pp. 520-525 (2004) 5382: 520-525.
  • Love, Gordon D., Myers, Richard M., Wilson, Richard W., & Buscher, David F., Butterley, Tim and Morris, Timothy J. (2004), Sensing the atmosphere on the upward path: LGSs without focal anisoplanatism for ELTs, Emerging Optoelectronic Applications. Edited by Jabbour, Ghassan E.; Rantala, Juha T. Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 5382, pp. 462-467 (2004) 5382: 462-467.
  • Butterley, Timothy, Buscher, David F., Love, Gordon D., & Morris, Tim J., Myers, Richard M. and Wilson, Richard W. (2004), Sky-projected Shack-Hartmann laser guide star, Advancements in Adaptive Optics. Edited by Domenico B. Calia, Brent L. Ellerbroek, and Roberto Ragazzoni. Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 5490, pp. 966-973 (2004) 5490: 966-973.
  • Rutten, René G., Clark, Paul, Myers, Richard M., Wilson, Richard W., Bingham, Richard G., Emsellem, Eric, Gregory, Thomas, Humphreys, Ronald A., Knapen, Johan, Moretto, Gilberto, Morris, Simon L., & and Talbot, Gordon (2003), Facility class Rayleigh beacon AO system for the 4.2m William Herschel telescope, Adaptive Optical System Technologies II. Edited by Wizinowich, Peter L.; Bonaccini, Domenico. Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 4839, pp. 360-369 (2003) 4839: 360-369.
  • Myers, Richard M., Longmore, Andrew J., Benn, Chris R., Buscher, David F., Clark, Paul, Dipper, Nigel A., Doble, Nathan, Doel, Andrew P., Dunlop, Colin N., Gao, Xiaofeng, Gregory, Thomas, Humphreys, Ronald A., Ives, Derek J., Øestensen, Roy, Peacocke, P. T., Rutten, René G., Tierney, Chris J., Vick, Andrew J. A., Wells, Martyn R., Wilson, Richard & W., Worswick, Susan P. and Zadrozny, Andrew (2003), NAOMI adaptive optics system for the 4.2m William Herschel telescope, Adaptive Optical System Technologies II. Edited by Wizinowich, Peter L.; Bonaccini, Domenico. Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 4839, pp. 647-658 (2003) 4839: 647-658.
  • Thompson, Samantha, Doel, Andrew P., Bingham, Richard G., Charalambous, Andrew, Bissonauth, Nirmal, Clark, Paul, Myers, Richard M., & and Talbot, Gordon (2003), OSCA, an Optimized Stellar Coronagraph for Adaptive optics: Description and first light, Adaptive Optical System Technologies II. Edited by Wizinowich, Peter L.; Bonaccini, Domenico. Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 4839, pp. 1085-1092 (2003) 4839: 1085-1092.
  • Clark, Paul, Bissonauth, Nirmal, O'Byrne, John W., Dunlop, Colin N., Gregory, Thomas, Morris, Timothy J., Myers, Richard M., Saunter, & Christopher D. and Wilson, Richard W. (2003), Rayleigh guide star AO demonstrator for the 4.2m William Herschel Telescope, Adaptive Optical System Technologies II. Edited by Wizinowich, Peter L.; Bonaccini, Domenico. Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 4839, pp. 516-523 (2003) 4839: 516-523.
  • Love, Gordon D., Clark, Paul, Dunlop, Colin N., Kelly, & Thu-Lan, Langloids, Maud, Myers, Richard M. and Sharples, Ray M. (2002), Emulating MultiConjugate Turbulence, Beyond conventional adaptive optics a conference devoted to the development of adaptive optics for extremely large telescopes. Proceedings of the Topical Meeting held May 7-10, 2001, Venice, Italy. Edited by E. Vernet, R. Ragazzoni, S. Esposito, an 313-.
  • Sharples, Ray M., Myers, Richard M. and Walton, Nicholas & A. (2000), MOSAIC: a multi-object spectrograph with adaptive image correction, Proc. SPIE Vol. 4008, p. 228-236, Optical and IR Telescope Instrumentation and Detectors, Masanori Iye; Alan F. Moorwood; Eds 4008: 228-236.
  • Zadrozny, A., Chang, M. P. J. L., Buscher, D. F., Myers, & R. M., Doel, A. P., Dunlop, C. N., Sharples, R. M. and Arnold, R. L. (1999), First Atmospheric Compensation with a Linearized High-Order Adaptive Mirror-Electra, Astronomy with adaptive optics present results and future programs 459-.
  • Longmore, A. J., Wells, M., Strachan, M., Dixon, C., Peacocke, T., Myers, R. M., Humphreys, R. A., Gentles, A. B., Worswick, S. & P. and Weise, A. J. (1997), Progress on the WHT natural guide star AO system (NAOMI) [3126-03], Proc. SPIE Vol. 3126, Adaptive Optics and Applications, Robert K. Tyson and Robert Q. Fugate, Eds., p.18 3126: 18-.
  • Gentles, A. Bruce, Wells, Martyn, Longmore, Andrew J., & Myers, Richard M. and Humphreys, Ronald A. (1995), Natural guide star AO system for the William Herschel Telescope, Proc. SPIE Vol. 2534, p. 62-71, Adaptive Optical Systems and Applications, Robert K. Tyson; Robert Q. Fugate; Eds 2534: 62-71.
  • Myers, Richard M., Longmore, Andrew J., Humphreys, Ronald A., Gilmore, Gerard F., Gentles, A. Bruce, Wells, Martyn and Wilson, & Richard W. (1995), United Kingdom adaptive optics program, Proc. SPIE Vol. 2534, p. 48-97, Adaptive Optical Systems and Applications, Robert K. Tyson; Robert Q. Fugate; Eds 2534: 48-97.
  • Myers, Richard M., Doel, Andrew P., Dunlop, Colin N., & Major, John V., Sharples, Ray M. and Vick, Andrew J. (1994), Astronomical adaptive optics system for use on a 4-m-class telescope at optical wavelengths, Proc. SPIE Vol. 2201, p. 437-446, Adaptive Optics in Astronomy, Mark A. Ealey; Fritz Merkle; Eds 2201: 437-446.
  • Love, Gordon D., Doel, Andrew P., Myers, Richard M., & Purvis, Alan and Sharples, Ray M. (1994), Binary adaptive optics: a status report, Proc. SPIE Vol. 2201, p. 414-420, Adaptive Optics in Astronomy, Mark A. Ealey; Fritz Merkle; Eds 2201: 414-420.
  • Sharples, Ray M., Doel, Andrew P. and Myers, Richard M. (1994), Wavefront reconstruction algorithms for astronomical adaptive optics systems, Proc. SPIE Vol. 2201, p. 655-662, Adaptive Optics in Astronomy, Mark A. Ealey; Fritz Merkle; Eds 2201: 655-662.
  • Shanks, T., Tanvir, N. R., Doel, A. P., Dunlop, C. N., & Major, J. V. and Myers, R. M. (1993), A Virgo Galaxy Resolved via WHT MARTINI Image Sharpening, Optics in Astronomy: 32nd Herstmonceux Conference 206-.
  • Clegg, R. E. S., Devaney, M. N., Doel, A. P., Dunlop, C. & N., Major, J. V., Myers, R. M. and Sharples, R. M. (1993), Morphology & Kinematics of the 'Born-Again' Planetary Abell 78, IAU Symp. 155: Planetary Nebulae 155: 388-.
  • Doel, A. P., Dunlop, C. N., Major, J. V., Myers, R. M., & and Sharples, R. M. (1992), MARTINI - A Partial Adaptive System in the Visible; Status and Development, Progress in Telescope and Instrumentation Technologies 523-.
  • Doel, A. P., Dunlop, C. N., Major, J. V., Myers, R. M., & and Sharples, R. M. (1992), MARTINI - Sensing and control system design, Active and adaptive optical components; Proceedings of the Meeting, San Diego, CA, July 24-26, 1991 (A93-39559 15-74), p. 472-478 1543: 472-478.
  • Shanks, T., Tanvir, N., Doel, P., Dunlop, C., Myers, R., & Major, J., Redfern, M., Devaney, N. and O'Kane, P. (1991), A High Resolution, Ground Based Observation of a Virgo Galaxy, NATO ASIC Proc. 348: Observational Tests of Cosmological Inflation 205-.
  • Doel, A. P., Dunlop, C. N., Major, J. V., Myers, R. M., & and Sharples, R. M. (1991), MARTINI - System operation and astronomical performance, Active and adaptive optical systems; Proceedings of the Meeting, San Diego, CA, July 22-24, 1991 (A93-39451 15-74), p. 319-326 1542: 319-326.
  • Doel, A. P., Dunlop, C. N., Major, J. V., Myers, R. M., & and Purvis, A. (1990), Stellar image stabilization using piezo-driven active mirrors, Advanced technology optical telescopes IV; Proceedings of the Meeting, Tucson, AZ, Feb. 12-16, 1990. Part 1 (A91-23201 08-89). Bellingham, WA, Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, 1990, p. 179-192. Research supported by SERC 1236: 179-192.
  • Brown, D. S., Doel, A. P., Dunlop, C. N., Major, J. V., & Myers, R. M., Purvis, A. and Thompson, M. G. (1988), Image Stabilisation - the MARTINI Project, Very Large Telescopes and their Instrumentation, ESO Conference and Workshop Proceedings, Proceedings of a ESO Conference on Very Large Telescopes and their Instrumentation, held in Garching, March 21-24, 1988, Garching: European Southern Observatory ( 761-.
  • Owens, A., Myers, R. M. and Thompson, M. G. (1985), Detection of gamma-ray lines from the direction of the Crab Nebula, International Cosmic Ray Conference 1: 145-148.
  • Ayre, C. A., Myers, R. H., Thompson, M. G., Bhat, P. N., & and Ma, Y. Q. (1983), A catalogue of atmospheric gamma ray lines, International Cosmic Ray Conference 1: 81-84.
  • Ayre, C. A., Myers, R. M., Thompson, M. G., Bhat, P. N., & and Ma, Y. Q. (1983), Possible detection of gamma-ray lines from the Crab nebula, International Cosmic Ray Conference 1: 70-73.

Conference Proceeding

Journal Article

Other (Print)

  • Benn, C. R., Ostensen, R., Els, S., Prada, F., Gregory, & T. and Myers, R. (2002). NAOMI -- Common-User Adaptive Optics at the WHT. The Newsletter of the Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes (ING Newsl.), issue no. 6, p. 21 6: 21-.
  • Benn, C., Longmore, A., Myers, R., Gregory, T. and & Davenhall, C. (2001). NAOMI - Adaptive Optics at the WHT. The Newsletter of the Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes (ING Newsl.), issue no. 4, p. 21-22 4: 21-22.
  • Benn, C., Ostensen, R., Myers, R., Gregory, T. and & Longmore, A. (2001). NAOMI News. The Newsletter of the Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes (ING Newsl.), issue no. 5, p. 19 5: 19-.
  • Allington-Smith, J., Buscher, D. and Myers, R. (1999). Adaptive Optics at the WHT. The Newsletter of the Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes (ING Newsl.), issue no. 1, p. 9-12 1: 9-12.

Selected Grants

  • 2013: UK Programme for the European Extremely Large Telescope 13-15 (£347693.00 from STFC)

Supervises