Dr. Esteban Vera: “the light is a fantastic medium of transportation of energy, but information as well”

The teacher and investigator of the optoelectronics laboratory of the School of Electrical Engineering of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (PUCV), Dr. Esteban Vera, made it known part of the work he does the past Tuesday November the 5, in a conversation with Sandra Rojas on the program Es tema a las 12, of UCV radio.

In the instance, he commented with the editor and the journalist of the radio station about the development of optoelectronics, also what is coming in the next International Workshop on Adaptative, Compressive and Computational Imaging (WACCI) 2019, to be held the next 12, 13 and 14 of November.

“The light of the stars are communicating something. In some way is a trip to the past (…) But we have a problem: every time we want to see everything with more detail, more resolution (…) the telescopes we have now in Chile are eight meter class, but Chile will have new telescopes practically two of the three largest telescopes on earth, that will pass the eight to thirty meters on average”, explained the academic.

“But there is another problem as well: the atmosphere. Although it allows us to survive, it has water droplets that finally works like small lenses on the sky. So the light that travels with any type of interrumption, when it reaches the atmosphere it begins to be reflected, even though you have the biggest telescope, there is a limit because of the atmospheric turbulence”, pointed the teacher, about the application that can have the optoelectronics in the ambit of astronomy.

Es tema a las 12 is driven by Sandra Rojas from Monday to Thursday and by Marcelo Vásquez on Fridays, throughthe 103.5FM in Valparaíso and Viña del Mar.

The details of the interview are available here.