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Curriculum Vitae:

Charles Lawrence

Education
  • B. S. with Distinction, Honors in Physics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (1970)
  • Ph. D. in Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1983)

Research Interests
  • Measurement and analysis of the cosmic microwave background to understand the geometry and content of the Universe
  • Extragalactic radio sources, their infrared, optical, and X-ray properties, and the accretion history of the Universe
  • Gravitational lensing

Projects

Planck Icon Planck
Planck is the first European mission to study the birth of the Universe. Planck was launched on May 14, 2009.

Spitzer Icon Spitzer
The Spitzer Space Telescope (formerly SIRTF, the Space Infrared Telescope Facility) was launched into space by a Delta rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida on 25 August 2003.

OMEGA Explorer Icon OMEGA Explorer
Using strong lensing to study the nature of Dark Matter


Professional Experience
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory (1993-Present)
    • Principal Scientist, Astrophyhsics Element (2000-Present)
    • Research Scientist, Astrophysics Element (1993-2000)
  • California Institute of Technology (1983-1994)
    • Visiting Associate (1993-1994)
    • Senior Research Associate (1991-1993)
    • Senior Research Fellow (1986-1991)
    • Research Fellow (1983-1986)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Research Assistant (1978-1983)
  • Baltimore County Public Schools, Maryland, Physics Teacher (1970-1977)

Selected Awards
  • NASA Group Achievement Award Planck Data Analysis and Operations Support Team (2011)
  • NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal for outstanding leadership of the US Planck science and data analysis effort from concept through spacecraft launch and commissioning (2010)
  • Muhlmann Award from the Astronomical Society of the Pacific to the Spitzer Space Telescope Team (2010)
  • NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal (2004)
    For outstanding scientific leadership as well as major technical contributions in resolving complex observatory issues on Spitzer
  • JPL Level A Leadership Award (1999)
  • NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal for Development of the Cryogenic HEMT Optimization Program (1999)
  • JPL Technical Excellence Award, MMIC Low Noise Amplifier Development Team (1999)

Selected Publications
see Curriculum Vitae for full listing of publications

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