Sierra Negra, Mexico
TolTEC will study the universe on nearly all scales, from large-scale structure of matter in the early universe to individual cores of star formation.
Led development of the TolTEC camera, which offers high sensitivity and mapping speeds in three colors. The use of multiple colors helps distinguish real signals from interfering noise.
TolTEC installation was delayed due to the pandemic, but pieces are now being sent to the site.
TolTEC is projected to offer 100 times the mapping speed of its predecessor camera. The telescope is situated on a mountain peak at an elevation of 4,572 meters (15,000 feet), providing excellent observing conditions.
National Science Foundation
A collaboration of seven institutions in three countries: NIST, Arizona State University, Northwestern University, University of Michigan, Cardiff University, the Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, and Óptica y Electrónica
Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica and University of Massachusetts at Amherst