PYRAMIR (an infrared pyramid wave front sensor), CHEOPS (a phase–A study for an exoplanet imager), and as Co–P.I. for SPHERE, the ESO exoplanet imager for the VLT. He is author of about 100 scientific and numerous popular scientific articles.
Markus Kasper is a scientist at the European Southern Observatory. Having obtained degrees from the Johann Wolfgang Goethe–University of Frankfurt and the Ruprecht Karls–University of Heidelberg, he started working at ESO in 2000. He worked in the fields of star formation,
high–contrast imaging, and adaptive optics systems and was involved in or led several major instrumentation projects at ESO for the VLT such as MACAO (a multi–application curvature AO platform), NACO LGS (the laser guide star implementation for the AO system NACO) and
SPHERE. He published about 80 scientific and numerous popular scientific articles.