Thomas Rimmele

Project Director, 4m Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope

Dr. Thomas Rimmele is Project Director of the 4m Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope project located on Halekakala. Designed and developed to meet the needs of critical high resolution and high sensitivity spectral and polarimetric observations of the sun, DKIST will observe with unprecedented resolution and sensitivity solar magnetism and its influence on Earth and our technological society. Dr. Rimmele received his PhD from the University of Freiburg, Germany. He is a tenured Astronomer at the National Solar Observatory and is affiliated with the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, NJ and the University of Colorado in Boulder, CO. As Associate Director at NSO he is responsible for the construction and the operations of DKIST. Dr. Rimmele works closely with international partners, US Universities and National Laboratories where state-of-the-art instruments for DKIST are developed. His research interests include development of solar adaptive optics, multi-conjugate adaptive optics, high resolution imaging techniques and the study of solar magnetic fields and the origins of solar activity.


Large Facility Spotlight
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 – 8:30 am
See brief presentations from the NSF supported Federal Funded Research Development Centers (FFRDCs). Each Center will introduce who they are and share an accomplishment, event, and/or challenge that took place in the past year. Following the presentations, workshop participants will have an opportunity to ask questions of the panel of presenters.

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