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William A Wheaton

staff astronomer (retired), Caltech

Skills: hardware and software for space astronomy

Career Summary:

Education at Harvard & UCSD. PhD in physics, with thesis work in X-ray astronomy. Postdoc at MIT, followed by 17 years at JPL working in astronomical gamma-ray astronomy, and then 14 yrs at Caltech (IPAC) in IR astronomy. Scientific work on OSO-7, HEAOs 1 & 3 satellites, Gamma Ray Observatory, and then at IPAC, the 2MASS 2-micron all sky survey, and finally the Spitzer Space Telescope.
Specialties: instrumentation and data analysis for high-energy astrophysics

Current Roles:

space astronomy research


PhD in physics, UCSD


BA, MS, Harvard
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