Associate Professor, The University of Arizona
Dr. Phil Hinz is an Associate Professor of Astronomy at Steward Observatory. He received his astronomy PhD in 2001, specializing in a new technique (nulling interferometry) for directly imaging extra-solar planets in the infrared. Phil is the Principal Investigator of the University’s Large Binocular Telescope Interferometer (LBTI) and directs the Center for Astronomical Adaptive Optics (CAAO). His main interests are instrumentation, Extrasolar planets and Astrobiology.