Janine Connes

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Janine Connes
Born 1934 (age 84–85)
Nationality French

Janine Connes (born c. 1934) is a French astronomer whose research led to the establishment of the Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy method.

Connes is married to Pierre Connes, a fellow astronomer; they often conducted research together.[1]

Research

Connes' work is primarily in analysing the fourier transform infrared spectroscopy technique, a field she began studying in 1954.[2] Her thesis and subsequent publications gave in-depth analysis of the practical details necessary for its use, with her thesis credited for establishing many of the early design principles.[3][4] With her husband Pierre Connes she imaged Venus and Mars at the Observatoire du Pic du Midi de Bigorre using the method, presenting images far better than others taken at the time.[3][5] Connes identified the registration advantage of using interferometry.[6]

References

  1. ^ James Lovelock (2009). The Vanishing Face of Gaia: A Final Warning. Penguin books. ISBN 0141039256. Retrieved 27 March 2014.
  2. ^ B. Joerges, T. Shinn (2001). Instrumentation Between Science, State and Industry. Springer. p. 127. ISBN 0792367367. Retrieved 27 March 2014.
  3. ^ a b McLean, Ian (1997). "Janine Connes". Contributions of 20th Century Women to Physics. University of California. Retrieved 27 March 2014.
  4. ^ R. A. Hanel (2003). Exploration of the Solar System by Infrared Remote Sensing. Cambridge University Press. p. 222. ISBN 0521818974. Retrieved 27 March 2014.
  5. ^ National Research Council (U.S.). Panel on Remote Atmospheric Probing (1969). Atmospheric Exploration by Remote Probes: Final Report of the Panel on Remote Atmospheric Probing. 2. National Academies. Retrieved 27 March 2014.
  6. ^ Da-Wen Sun (2009). Infrared Spectroscopy for Food Quality Analysis and Control. Academic Press. p. 151. ISBN 008092087X. Retrieved 27 March 2014.
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