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Professor Peter A R Ade BSc, PhD, FRAS, CPhys, FInstP

Professor Peter A R Ade

BSc, PhD, FRAS, CPhys, FInstP

Astronomy Instrumentation Group
Cardiff Hub for Astrophysics Research and Technology

School of Physics and Astronomy

Overview

Admin duties

  • Various committees.
  • Oversees School workshops.

Biography

Professor Ade received his PhD from the then Queen Mary College, University of London, in 1973 (Graduate Supervisor: Professor John Bastin).  He continued his research through Research Council fellowship and PDRA positions (Mentor: Professor Peter Clegg) until being appointed as a lecturer at Queen Mary and Westfield College in 1976.  Whilst at QMW, he built up a submillimetre wave instrumentation group which specialised in producing state-of-the-art instruments for use in both atmospheric and astronomical research.  He was promoted to Reader in 1986 and later to full professor in 1994.  He is a member of the Royal Astronomical Society and is a chartered physicist with the Institute of Physics.

In the summer of 2001 Professor Ade relocated the Astrophysics Instrumentation Group to Cardiff to form the central part of a now significantly enlarged Astronomical Instrumentation Group.  This merger, along with significant investment in new laboratory facilities (JIF, HEFCW and University funded), has enabled Cardiff to become one of the strongest mm/submm astronomical instrumentation groups in the world.   It is developing state-of-the-art technology whilst having the capability to fully exploit the scientific data from its involvement in a wide range of front-rank experiments.

Professor Ade was awarded a NASA public service medal in 1994 for my contribution to fundamental advances in far infrared detector and sensor systems.  In addition he was presented with The Royal Astronomical Society Jackson-Gwilt Medal in 2009 for contributions to Astronomical Instrumentation.

To date, he has led or contributed to ~1000 publications.

Honours and awards

  • NASA Public Servise Medal 1994.
  • RAS Jackson-Gwilt medal 2009.
  • Invited talks at international conferences.

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  • Church, S. E., Price, M. C., Griffin, M. J., Ade, P. A. R., Emery, R. J. and Swinyard, B. M. 1992. Non-linear effects in doped-germanium photoconductors for the ISO long wavelength spectrometer. Presented at: ESA Symposium on photon detectors for space instrumentation: ESTEC, Noordwijk, Netherlands, 10-12 November 1992 Presented at Guyenne, T. D. and Hunt, J. J. eds.Proceedings of an ESA Symposium on photon detectors for space instrumentation. ESA SP Vol. 356. Paris, France: European Space Agency pp. 261-264.
  • Calcutt, S., Taylor, F., Ade, P. A. R. and Kunde, V. 1992. The Composite Infrared Spectrometer. Journal of the British Interplanetary Society 45(9), pp. 381-386.
  • Murray, A., Flett, A., Murray, G. and Ade, P. A. R. 1992. High efficiency half-wave plates for submillimetre polarimetry. Infrared Physics 33(2), pp. 113-125. (10.1016/0020-0891(92)90002-B)
  • Dall'oglio, G. et al. 1992. The Italian Astrophysical Observatory in Antarctica: OASI. Experimental Astronomy 2(5), pp. 275-285. (10.1007/BF00690086)
  • Zammit, C. C., Sumner, T. J., Hepburn, I. D., Ade, P. A. R., Hutchin, P. and Ensell, G. 1992. The epitaxial Si x ray bolometer an alternative to ion implanted devices. Presented at: ESA Symposium on photon detectors for space instrumentation, Noordwijk, the Netherlands, 10-12 November 1992 Presented at Guyenne, T. D. and Hunt, J. J. eds.Proceedings of an ESA Symposium on photon detectors for space instrumentation: ESTEC, Noordwijk, the Netherlands, 10-12 November 1992. ESA. SP Vol. 356. Paris, France: European Space Agency pp. 423-425.
  • Price, M. C., Griffin, M. J., Church, S. E., Murray, A. G. and Ade, P. A. R. 1992. Ionising radiation-induced effects in doped germanium FIR photoconductors. Presented at: ESA Symposium on photon detectors for space instrumentation: ESTEC, Noordwijk, Netherlands, 10-12 November 1992 Presented at Guyenne, T. D. and Hunt, J. J. eds.Proceedings of an ESA Symposium on Photon Detectors for Space Instrumentation : ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, 10- 12 November 1992. ESA. SP Paris, France: European Space Agency pp. 309-312.
  • Murray, A. G., Griffin, M. J., Ade, P. A. R., Leotin, J., Meny, C. and Sirmain, G. 1992. Optimisation of FIR photoconductors for atmospheric spectroscopy. Presented at: ESA Symposium on photon detectors for space instrumentation: ESTEC, Noordwijk, Netherlands, 10-12 November 1992 Presented at Guyenne, T. and Hunt, J. eds.Proceedings of an ESA Symposium on Photon Detectors for Space Instrumentation : ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, 10- 12 November 1992. ESA. SP Vol. 356. Paris, France: European Space Agency pp. 159-163.
  • Hepburn, I. D., Ade, P. A. R., Davenport, I., Smith, A. and Sumner, T. J. 1992. In orbit adiabatic demagnetization refrigeration for bolometric and microcalorimetric detectors. Presented at: ESA Symposium on Photon Detectors for Space Instrumentation : ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, 10- 12 November 1992 Presented at Guyenne, T. D. and Hunt, J. J. eds.Proceedings of an ESA Symposium on Photon Detectors for Space Instrumentation : ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, 10- 12 November 1992. ESA. SP Vol. 356. Paris, France: European Space Agency pp. 317-320.
  • Engemann, D. et al. 1992. Extrinsic photoconductor detectors for the wavelength range 2 microns to 240 microns. Presented at: ESA Symposium on Photon Detectors for Space Instrumentation : ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, 10- 12 November 1992 Presented at Guyenne, T. D. and Hunt, J. J. eds.Proceedings of an ESA Symposium on Photon Detectors for Space Instrumentation : ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, 10- 12 November 1992. ESA SP Vol. 356. Paris, France: European Space Agency pp. 389-392.
  • Davenport, I. J., Smith, A., Hepburn, I., Ade, P. A. R. and Sumner, T. J. 1992. An adiabatic demagnetisation refrigerator with a mechanical pre-cooler for space applications. Presented at: ESA Symposium on Photon Detectors for Space Instrumentation : ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, 10- 12 November 1992 Presented at Guyenne, T. D. and Hunt, J. J. eds.Proceedings of an ESA Symposium on Photon Detectors for Space Instrumentation : ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, 10- 12 November 1992. ESA SP Vol. 356. Paris, France: European Space Agency pp. 275-279.
  • Church, S. E., Griffin, M. J., Ade, P. A. R., Price, M. C., Emery, R. J. and Swinyard, B. M. 1992. Performance testing of doped-germanium photoconductors for the ISO long wavelength spectrometer. Presented at: ESA Symposium on Photon Detectors for Space Instrumentation : ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, 10- 12 November 1992 Presented at Guyenne, T. D. and Hunt, J. J. eds.Proceedings of an ESA Symposium on Photon Detectors for Space Instrumentation : ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, 10- 12 November 1992. ESA SP Vol. 356. Paris, France: European Space Agency pp. 255-260.

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  • Lenaour, C., Delettrez, C., Griffin, M. J., Ade, P., Robinson, D. and Vickers, D. 1989. ISO/LWS: Detector status. Presented at: Third Infrared Detector Technology Workshop, 7-9 February 1989 Presented at McCreight, C. ed.Proceedings of the Third Infrared Detector Technology Workshop. NASA, Ames Research Center, USA: pp. 360-380.
  • Benattar, R. et al. 1989. Thermal Detectors As X-Ray Calorimeters: Theoretical And Experimental Results And Data Processing Techniques. Presented at: X-Ray Instrumentation in Medicine and Biology, Plasma Physics , Astrophysics, and Synchrotron Radiation :European Congress on Optics 2 (ECO2), Paris, France, 25-28 April 1989 Presented at Benattar, R. ed.X-ray instrumentation in medicine and biology, plasma physics, astrophysics, and synchrotron radiation : 25-28 April 1989, Paris, France : ECO2. Proceedings of SPIE--the International Society for Optical Engineering Vol. 1140. Bellingham, WA: Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers pp. 84., (10.1117/12.961806)

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  • Phillips, J. P., White, G. J., Ade, P. A. R., Cunningham, C. T., Robson, E. I. and Watt, G. D. 1982. CO J = 3 to 2 and far infrared continuum observations of L1551, Orion KL and IRC + 10216. Presented at: Symposium on "Neutral clouds near HII regions - dynamics and photochemistry", Penticton, BC, Canada, 24-26 June 1981 Presented at Bohn, R. S. and Dewdney, P. E. eds.Regions of Recent Star Formation: Proceedings of the Symposium on "Neutral Clouds Near HII Regions - Dynamics and Photochemistry", Penticton, British Columbia, 24-26 June, 1981. Astrophysics and Space Science Library Vol. 93. Dordrecht: Reidel pp. 323-328.
  • Ade, P. A. R., Davis, J., Howard, R., Nolt, I., Payne, J. M., Predko, S. and Radostitz, J. V. 1982. A 0.4K bolometer receiver for millimeter astronomy. Presented at: Infrared and Millimeter Waves Presented at Böhme, S. et al. eds.Astronomy and Astrophysics Abstracts, Vol. 1. Astronomy and Astrophysics Abstracts Vol. 31. Berlin, Germany: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
  • Phillips, J. P., White, G. J., Ade, P. A. R., Cunningham, C. T., Richardson, K. J., Robson, E. I. and Watt, G. D. 1982. CO J = 3 - 2 and submillimetre continuum observations of two molecular outflow sources. Astronomy and Astrophysics 116(1), pp. 130-136.

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Research interests

  • Experimental Cosmology.
  • Astronomical Instrumentation.
  • Remote sounding instrumentation.
  • Fourier Transform Spectroscopy.
  • Development of novel Filters for use from FIR to mm wavelengths.

Supervision

Experimental Post-Doctoral Research Assistants (PDRAs).