NASA Scientist to Discuss Distant Planets
Jan. 23, 2008
NASA scientist Dr. Mark Clampin will give a talk about planets and disks beyond our solar system at the Texas Astronomical Society meeting Jan. 25 at UT Dallas.
The event is hosted by the Physics Department in the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Kusch Auditorium (Room FN 2.102) of the Founders North building on campus.
Clampin also will discuss the technology of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD.
Clampin is an observatory project scientist at JWST. Before joining that project, he was a member of the science staff at the Space Telescope Science Institute, where he was first an instrument scientist and then the Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) group manager.
He is also a co-investigator for the ACS science team and served as the team’s detector scientist.
Before joining the Space Telescope Science Institute, he developed adaptive optics technologies for coronagraphs at Johns Hopkins University.
Clampin is interested in the formation and evolution of planetary systems, the direct imaging of exoplanets, astronomical instrumentation and stellar populations.