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Division News

Future Hiring at Goddard

02.03.2021
The Astrophysics Science Division (ASD) at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center is hiring soon!

Rita Sambruna and Richard Mushotzky Selected as AAS Fellows

02.02.2021
Rita is cited “For exceptional contributions to the fundamental understanding of relativistic jets from supermassive black holes, for being an ally to, and role model for, underrepresented groups in the field; and for leadership and service.” Richard, who retired from GSFC and is now a professor at the University of Maryland, is cited “For his leadership in X-ray and multiwavelength imaging, timing, and spectroscopy focusing on the physics of black hole accretion, evolution of the elements, and cosmology.”

EarthShine proposal featured on cover of GSFC's Cutting Edge

01.26.2021
Cover of Cutting Edge magazine In "Our World as an Exoplanet," Padi Boyd, Emily Wilson, and Alan Smale are featured as they discuss their proposal to use a lunar-surface experiment suite called EarthShine to look at Earth as an exoplanet proxy - a representative of a habitable and inhabited planet we might find orbiting another star.
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Overview

The Astrophysics Science Division conducts a broad program of research in astronomy, astrophysics, and fundamental physics. Individual investigations address issues such as the nature of dark matter and dark energy, which planets outside our solar system may harbor life, and the nature of space, time, and matter at the edges of black holes.

Observing photons, particles, and gravitational waves enables researchers to probe astrophysical objects and processes. Researchers develop theoretical models, design experiments and hardware to test theories, interpret and evaluate the data, archive and disseminate the data, provide expert user support to the scientific community, and publish conclusions drawn from research. The Division also conducts education and public outreach programs about its projects and missions.

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Dr. Robert Petre
301.286.3844
Director [660]
Dr. Rita M Sambruna
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Deputy Director [660]
Erin C Smith
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Associate Director for Science & Technology [660]
Associate Lab Chief [665]
Dr. Amber N Straughn
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Associate Director for Communications [660]
Ryan Joseph Smallcomb
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Assistant Director [660]
Head [660.3]
Ellie Jeffries
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Project Support Specialist [660]
Dayna Jamison
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Project Support Specialist [660]
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Alicia R Jose
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Administrative Officer [660]
                                                                                                                                                                                        
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