Dr. Michael J Mumma

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Dr. Michael J Mumma

  • (AST,STELLAR,GALACTIC,EXTRAGALACTIC)
  • 301.286.6994 | 301.614.6015
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 690
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: NASA
  • Curriculum Vitae



    Research

    A.B. (Physics, with Honors - 1963) Franklin and Marshall College
    Ph.D. (Physics - 1970) University of Pittsburgh
    Assorted Management Training Workshops and Courses (1975-1984)
    NASA Management Education Program (1981)

    Positions and Appointments

    Director, Goddard Center for Astrobiology, and Senior Scientist, Solar System Exploration Division
    NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
    2003 - present - Director, The Goddard Center for Astrobiology, NASA Astrobiology Institute
    2005 - present - Senior Scientist, Solar System Exploration Division, NASA GSFC
    2002 - 2005 - Professor of Physics with Honors (Adjunct), University of Toledo
    1990 - 2005 - Chief Scientist, Planetary and Astrophysical Research, Laboratory for Extraterrestrial Physics
    1985 - 1990 - Founder & Head, Planetary Systems Branch (**) - 50 people (30 Ph.D's, $7.5M)
    1982 - 1989 - Professor (Adjunct), Dept. of Physics, The Pennsylvania State University.
    1984 - 1985 - Associate Chief (Acting Chief), Laboratory for Extraterrestrial Physics. ~150 people (55 Ph.D's)-$13M
    1977 - 1984 - Founder and Head, Infrared Astronomy Branch (**) - 50 people (22 Ph.D's, $3M).
    1976 - 1977 - Head, Infrared and Radio Astronomy Branch, (**) - 12 people (6 Ph.D's, $0.5M).
    1979 - 1982 - Senior Research Associate, Dept. of Physics, The Pennsylvania State University
    1970 - 1976 - Research Physicist, Astrochemistry Branch (**).
    1975 - 1976 - Study Scientist, InfraRed Astronomy Satellite Mission (IRAS)
    1973 - 1975 - Study Scientist, Cometary Explorer Satellite Missions (Three)

    Education

    A.B. (Physics, with Honors - 1963) Franklin and Marshall College
    Ph.D. (Physics - 1970) University of Pittsburgh
    Assorted Management Training Workshops and Courses (1975-1984)
    NASA Management Education Program (1981)

    Professional Memberships

    American Association for the Advancement of Science
    American Astronomical Society - Div. Planetary Sciences
    American Geophysical Union
    American Physical Society (Fellow)
    International Astronomical Union
    Washington Academy of Sciences (Fellow)

    Professional Services

    Executive Council, NASA Astrobiology Institute (member) 2003 -
  • Planetary Astronomy Review Panel (Chair, Planets and Satellites sub-panel) 2004
    Keck Observatory Science Steering Committee (NASA Representative) 1995 - 2002.
  • Origins of Solar Systems Management Operations Working Group 1999 - 2002.
  • Astrobiology Review Panel (CAN-99) 2000.
  • NASA Infrared Telescope Facility - Keck Observatory Management Operations Working Group 1997 - 2000.
  • Keck Observatory Management Operations Working Group 1996 - 1997.
  • Origins Advisory Committee 1996 - 1997.
  • Keck Observatory Advisory Committee (NKRT) 1991-1996.
    26th Annual Meeting, Division of Planetary Science, Amer. Astron., Soc. (Organizer, chair, 1994).
  • NASA Infrared Telescope Facility - Management Operating Working Group 1990- 1994.
  • Planetary Astronomy Management Operations Working Group 1989 - 1998
  • Near-Earth Object Survey Working Group 1995 - 1996.
  • Planetary Systems (TOPS) Science Working Group 1988 - 1993.
  • Planetary Astronomy Review Panel 1988-1991
    Astronomy and Astrophysics Survey Committee (NAS) 1990-91
    Panel on Planetary Astronomy
    Panel on Laboratory & Theoretical Studies
    Orbital Planetary Telescope - NASA/ESA Science Working Group 1990-1991
  • Workshop on Planetary Science with a Ground-based 8-meter Telescope (Convenor, chair) 1990
  • Workshop on Astrophysics from the Moon (Convenor; organizer) 1990
  • PlanetenTeleskop Earth Orbital Planetary Telescope - Science Working Group 1987-90
  • Planetary Atmospheres Review Panel 1987
    NSF Panel Review/Site Visit - New Technology Telescope Project 1987
    NASA Infrared Telescope Facility (U. of Hawaii) - Time Allocation Committee 1986-1988
  • SSEC/Planetary Astronomy Committee 1985-1988
    NSF Panel Review - ARC 3.5 meter Telescope 1986
  • Management Operations Working Group for Airborne Astronomy (KAO and LJO) 1983-1985
  • Mars Geoscience and Climatology Orbiter - Science Working Group 1983-1984
  • Large Deployable Reflector - Technical Advisory Committee 1983
    National Academy of Sciences (Complex).
    Summer Study on Instrument Development for Planetary Studies 1981
  • Workshop on Vibrational-Rotational Spectroscopy for Planetary Atmospheres (organizer, co-Chair) 1980
    Heterodyne Systems and Technology Conference (organizing committee) 1980
  • Future Infrared Spaceborne Instrumentation Study 1980
    NBS - Vibrational Spectroscopy Conference (organizing committee) 1980
  • Workshop on Solar System Studies from Earth Orbit 1980
  • Management Operations Working Group for Planetary Atmospheres 1979
  • Science Working Group on Extra-Solar Planetary Detection 1978-1979
    Infrared Astronomy Satellite (IRAS): Intl. Science Study Team (Co-chair) 1975-1976
  • Comet Working Group 1975
    Infrared Working Group (GSFC, organizer and Chair) 1975
    Multi-Institutional MM/IR Working Group (organizer/chair) 1973-1974
    Comet Mission Definition Group - European Space Research Organization (NASA representative) 1974
    IAU Colloq. No. 25 (Physics of Comets) Local Committee 1974
  • Cometary Explorer Mission: Science Study Team (Chair, three missions) 1973-1975
  • Comet Encke Mission Engineering Panel (co-Chair) 1973-1974

    Publications

    2005 "Methane and H2CO in Comet C/2001 A2 (LINEAR ): Search for Heterogeneity within a Comet Nucleus." E. L. Gibb, M. A. DiSanti, K. Magee-Sauer, N. Dello Russo, B. P. Bonev, and M. J. Mumma, Icarus (in prep., Nov. 2004).
    2005 " The Organic Composition of Comet C/2001 A2 (LINEAR)." K. Magee-Sauer, M. J. Mumma, M. A. DiSanti, N. Dello Russo. E. L. Gibb, and B. P. Bonev, Icarus (submitted, Nov. 2004).
    2005 "Parent Volatiles in Comet 9P/Tempel-1: Before and After Impact.", M. J. Mumma, M. A. DiSanti, K. Magee-Sauer, B. P. Bonev, G. L. Villanueva, H. Kawakita, N. Dello Russo, E. L. Gibb, G. A. Blake, J. E. Lyke, R. D. Campbell, J. Aycock, A. Conrad, and G. M. Hill, Science 310:270-274.
    2005 "The Composition of Cometary Volatiles." D. Bockelee-Morvan, J. Crovisier, M. J. Mumma, and H. A. Weaver, in Comets II, Univ. of Ariz. Press, eds. M. Festou, H. U. Keller, and H. A. Weaver, pp. 391-423.
    2005 "Water production rates, rotational temperatures, and spin temperatures in Comets C/1999 H1 (Lee), C/1999 S4, and C/2001 A2." N. Dello Russo, B. P. Bonev, M. A. DiSanti, M. J. Mumma, E. L. Gibb, K. Magee-Sauer, R. J. Barber, and J. Tennyson, Ap. J. 621:537-544.
    2004 "Infrared OH Prompt Emission as a proxy of water production in comets: Quantitative analysis of the multiplet near 3046 cm-1 in Comets C/1999 H1 (Lee) and C/2001 A2 (LINEAR)." B. P. Bonev, M. J. Mumma, N. Dello Russo, E. L. Gibb, M. A. DiSanti, and K. Magee-Sauer, Ap. J. 615:1048-1053.
    2004 "Water production and release in comet 153P/Ikeya-Zhang (2002 C1): Accurate rotational temperatures retrievals from hot-band lines near 2.9 ┬Ám." N. Dello Russo, M. A. DiSanti, K. Magee-Sauer, E. L. Gibb, M. J. Mumma, R. J. Barber, and J. Tennyson, Icarus 168:186-200.
    2003 "Remote infrared observations of parent volatiles in comets: A window on the early solar system." M. J. Mumma, M. A. DiSanti, N. Dello Russo, K. Magee-Sauer, E. Gibb, and R. Novak, Adv. Sp. Res. 31 (No. 12), 2563-2575.
    2003 "Methane in Oort Cloud Comets". E. L. Gibb, M. J. Mumma, M. A. DiSanti, N. Dello Russo, and K. Magee-Sauer, Icarus 165:391-406.
    2003 "Evidence for a dominant native source of carbon monoxide in comet C/1996 B2 (Hyakutake)." M. A. DiSanti, M. J. Mumma, N. Dello Russo, and K. Magee-Sauer, J. Geophys. Res. 108, No. E6, pp. 15-1-19, 5061, doi:10.1029/2002JE001961.
    2002 "Production of HCN and C2H2 in C/2002 C1 Ikeya-Zhang on UT 2002 April 13.8." K. Magee-Sauer, N. Dello Russo, M. A. DiSanti, E. L. Gibb, and M. J. Mumma, in Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors ESA SP-500, pp. 549-532.
    2002 "Production of C2H6 and H2O in comet 2002 C1 Ikeya-Zhang on UT 2002 April 13.7-13.9." N. Dello Russo, M. A. DiSanti, K. Magee-Sauer, E. L. Gibb, and M. J. Mumma, in Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors ESA SP-500, pp. 689-692.
    2002 "CO, H2CO, and CH3OH in comet Ikeya-Zhang." M. A. DiSanti, N. Dello Russo, K. Magee-Sauer, E. L. Gibb, D. C. Reuter, and M. J. Mumma, in Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors ESA SP-500, pp. 571-574.
    2002 "An infrared search for HDO in comets." E. L. Gibb, M. J. Mumma, M. A. DiSanti, N. Dello Russo, and K. Magee-Sauer, in Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors ESA SP-500, pp. 705-708.
    2002 "The organic volatile composition of Oort-cloud comets: Evidence for chemical diversity in the giant-planets' nebular region." M. J. Mumma, M. A. DiSanti, N. Dello Russo, K. Magee-Sauer, E. Gibb, and R. Novak, in Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors ESA SP-500, pp. 753-762.
    2002 "Chemical diversity among comets: Implications for delivery of water and prebiotic organics to early Earth." M. J. Mumma, Geochim. et Cosmochim. Acta 66 (No. S1):A534.
    2002 "Hydrogen Cyanide in comet C/1996 B2 Hyakutake." K. Magee-Sauer, M. J. Mumma, M. A. DiSanti, and N. Dello Russo, J. Geophys. Res. 107, No. E11, 5096, 10.1029/2002JE001863 (2002).
    2002 "Production of ethane and water in comet C/1996 B2 Hyakutake." N. Dello Russo, M. J. Mumma, M. A. DiSanti, and K. Magee-Sauer, J. Geophys. Res. 107, No. E11, 5095, doi:10.1029/2001JE001838 (2002).

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