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Curriculum Vitae:

Charles Lawrence

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

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.


Professional Experience

EMPLOYMENT

  • Fellow, JPL (2013)
  • Senior Research Scientist, JPL (2012)
  • Principal Scientist, Astrophysics, JPL (2000)
  • Research Scientist, Astrophysics, JPL (1993–2000)
  • Visiting Associate, California Institute of Technology (1993–1994)
  • Senior Research Associate, California Institute of Technology (1991–1993)
  • Senior Research Fellow, California Institute of Technology (1986–1991)
  • Research Fellow, California Institute of Technology (1983–1986)
  • Research Assistant, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1978–1983)
  • Physics Teacher, Baltimore County Public Schools, MD (1970–1977)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Chief Scientist, Astronomy, Physics, and Space Technology Directorate, JPL
  • Planck: Project Scientist, US Planck Project
    • Member, Planck Science Team
    • Survey Scientist, Low Frequency Instrumen
    • Co-Chair, Planck Editorial Board
  • Lead, Science Visitor and Colloquium Program, JPL
  • Deputy Project Scientist, Spitzer Space Observatory

Selected Awards
  • NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal, 2010 : Leadership of the US Planck science and data analysis effort from concept through spacecraft launch and commisioning
  • NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal, 2004 : Scientific and technical leadership in addressing and resolving major technical issues on Spitzer
  • JPL Level A Leadership Award, 1999
  • NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal, 1999 : Development of the Cryogenic HEMT Optimization Program

Selected Publications
see Curriculum Vitae for full listing of publications

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