Kicking Off Breakfast in January 2021 with Dr. Mark Clampin

Join Us for Breakfast

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Open Chat Begins at 7:30am

Program Starts at 8:00am

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Special Guest

Dr. Mark Clampin, Director Sciences and Exploration Directorate NASA GSFC

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Brief Bio

Dr Clampin is currently the Director of the Sciences and Exploration Directorate. He previously served at Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) as the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) Observatory Project Scientist., and subsequently as Director of the Astrophysics Science Division. Prior to joining GSFC, Dr Clampin was the Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) Group Lead at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI), where he worked on three Hubble Space Telescope (HST) Servicing Missions. Dr Clampin is a Co-Investigator with the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), and the Advanced camera for Surveys (ACS) science team and served as the Detector Scientist. His research interests focus on studying the formation and evolution of planetary systems. Dr Clampin has also designed ground-based telescope instruments including adaptive optics systems, coronagraphs and detectors.


Research Interests

Formations and Evolution of planetary systems

Direct imaging of Exoplanets

Astronomical instrumention

- Flight detector systems
- Coronagraphs

Stellar Populations

Current Projects

James Webb Space Telescope

Co-I Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS)

Co-Investigator and Detector Scientist for Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) science team.


1986, Ph.D. Physics, University of Saint Andrews
1982, B.S. Physics, University of London

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