Mark Clampin

Mark Clampin

  • DIR, SCIENCES & EXPLORATION
  • 301.286.6066
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 600
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: NASA
  • Brief Bio

    Dr Clampin is currently the Deputy Director of the Sciences and Exploration Directorate. He previously served at Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) as the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) Observatory Project Scientist., and subsequently as Director of the Astrophysics Science Division. Prior to joining GSFC, Dr Clampin was the Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) Group Lead at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI), where he worked on three Hubble Space Telescope (HST) Servicing Missions. Dr Clampin is a Co-Investigator with the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), and the Advanced camera for Surveys (ACS) science team and served as the Detector Scientist. His research interests focus on studying the formation and evolution of planetary systems. Dr Clampin has also designed ground-based telescope instruments including adaptive optics systems, coronagraphs and detectors.

    Research Interests

    Formations and Evolution of planetary systems

    Direct imaging of Exoplanets

    Astronomical instrumention

    - Flight detector systems
    - Coronagraphs

    Stellar Populations

    Current Projects

    James Webb Space Telescope

    Co-I Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS)

    Co-Investigator and Detector Scientist for Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) science team.

    Education

    1986, Ph.D. Physics, University of Saint Andrews
    1982, B.S. Physics, University of London

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Kalas, P., J. R. Graham, and M. Clampin. 2005. "A planetary system as the origin of structure in Fomalhaut's dust belt." Nature, 435: 1067 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1038/nature03601]

    Krist, J. E., D. R. Ardila, D. A. Golimowski, et al. M. Clampin, H. C. Ford, G. D. Illingworth, G. F. Hartig, F. Bartko, N. Benítez, J. P. Blakeslee, R. J. Bouwens, L. D. Bradley, T. J. Broadhurst, R. A. Brown, C. J. Burrows, E. S. Cheng, N. J. Cross, R. Demarco, P. D. Feldman, M. Franx, T. Goto, C. Gronwall, B. Holden, N. Homeier, L. Infante, R. A. Kimble, M. P. Lesser, A. R. Martel, S. Mei, F. Menanteau, G. R. Meurer, G. K. Miley, V. Motta, M. Postman, P. Rosati, M. Sirianni, W. B. Sparks, H. D. Tran, Z. I. Tsvetanov, R. L. White, and W. Zheng. 2005. "Hubble Space Telescope Advanced Camera for Surveys Coronagraphic Imaging of the AU Microscopii Debris Disk." The Astronomical Journal, 129: 1008 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1086/426755]

    Clampin, M., M. Sirianni, G. F. Jartig, et al. H. C. Ford, G. D. Illingworth, W. Burmester, W. Koldewynd, A. R. Martel, A. Riess, R. J. Schrein, and P. C. Sillivan. 2004. "In-flight Performance of the Advanced Camera for Surveys CCDs." Scientific Detectors for Astronomy, The Beginning of a New Era, p.555-563.

    Ardila, D. R., D. A. Golimowski, J. E. Krist, et al. M. Clampin, J. P. Williams, J. P. Blakeslee, H. C. Ford, G. F. Hartig, and G. D. Illingworth. 2004. "A Resolved Debris Disk around the G2 V Star HD 107146." ApJ, 617: L147.

    Clampin, M., J. Krist, D. R. Ardila, et al. D. A. Golimowski, H. C. Ford, and G. Illingworth. 2003. "ACS Coronographic Observations of Optically Thin Debris Disks." Star Formation at High Angular Resolution, International Astronomical Union Symposium 221, held during the XXV General Assembly of the IAU, Sydney, Australia, 22-25 July 2003, p. 449.

    Clampin, M., J. E. Krist, D. R. Ardila, et al. D. A. Golimowski, G. F. Hartig, H. C. Ford, G. D. Illingworth, F. Bartko, N. Benítez, J. P. Blakeslee, R. J. Bouwens, T. J. Broadhurst, R. A. Brown, C. J. Burrows, E. S. Cheng, N. J. Cross, P. D. Feldman, M. Franx, C. Gronwall, L. Infante, R. A. Kimble, M. P. Lesser, A. R. Martel, F. Menanteau, G. R. Meurer, G. K. Miley, M. Postman, P. Rosati, M. Sirianni, W. B. Sparks, H. D. Tran, Z. I. Tsvetanov, R. L. White, and W. Zheng. 2003. "Hubble Space Telescope ACS Coronagraphic Imaging of the Circumstellar Disk around HD 141569A." The Astronomical Journal, 126: 385 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1086/375460]

    Clampin, M. 2002. "Strategies for Extra-Solar Planet Characterization with Large Aperture Telescopes." Proceedings Hubble's Science Legacy: Future Optical/Ultraviolet Astronomy from Space, ASP Conference Proceedings, Vol. 291, held 2-5 April 2002 at University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA, p.109, ISBN: 1-58381-136-2.

    Clampin, M. 2002. "UV-Optical CCDs for Space Instrumentation." SPIE Optical Engineering 41(06), 1185-1191:

    Brief Bio

    Dr Clampin is currently the Deputy Director of the Sciences and Exploration Directorate. He previously served at Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) as the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) Observatory Project Scientist., and subsequently as Director of the Astrophysics Science Division. Prior to joining GSFC, Dr Clampin was the Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) Group Lead at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI), where he worked on three Hubble Space Telescope (HST) Servicing Missions. Dr Clampin is a Co-Investigator with the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), and the Advanced camera for Surveys (ACS) science team and served as the Detector Scientist. His research interests focus on studying the formation and evolution of planetary systems. Dr Clampin has also designed ground-based telescope instruments including adaptive optics systems, coronagraphs and detectors.

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Kalas, P., J. R. Graham, and M. Clampin. 2005. "A planetary system as the origin of structure in Fomalhaut's dust belt." Nature 435 1067 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1038/nature03601]

    Krist, J. E., D. R. Ardila, D. A. Golimowski, et al. M. Clampin, H. C. Ford, G. D. Illingworth, G. F. Hartig, F. Bartko, N. Benítez, J. P. Blakeslee, R. J. Bouwens, L. D. Bradley, T. J. Broadhurst, R. A. Brown, C. J. Burrows, E. S. Cheng, N. J. Cross, R. Demarco, P. D. Feldman, M. Franx, T. Goto, C. Gronwall, B. Holden, N. Homeier, L. Infante, R. A. Kimble, M. P. Lesser, A. R. Martel, S. Mei, F. Menanteau, G. R. Meurer, G. K. Miley, V. Motta, M. Postman, P. Rosati, M. Sirianni, W. B. Sparks, H. D. Tran, Z. I. Tsvetanov, R. L. White, and W. Zheng. 2005. "Hubble Space Telescope Advanced Camera for Surveys Coronagraphic Imaging of the AU Microscopii Debris Disk." The Astronomical Journal 129 1008 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1086/426755]

    Clampin, M., M. Sirianni, G. F. Jartig, et al. H. C. Ford, G. D. Illingworth, W. Burmester, W. Koldewynd, A. R. Martel, A. Riess, R. J. Schrein, and P. C. Sillivan. 2004. "In-flight Performance of the Advanced Camera for Surveys CCDs." Scientific Detectors for Astronomy, The Beginning of a New Era p.555-563

    Ardila, D. R., D. A. Golimowski, J. E. Krist, et al. M. Clampin, J. P. Williams, J. P. Blakeslee, H. C. Ford, G. F. Hartig, and G. D. Illingworth. 2004. "A Resolved Debris Disk around the G2 V Star HD 107146." ApJ 617 L147.

    Clampin, M., J. Krist, D. R. Ardila, et al. D. A. Golimowski, H. C. Ford, and G. Illingworth. 2003. "ACS Coronographic Observations of Optically Thin Debris Disks." Star Formation at High Angular Resolution, International Astronomical Union Symposium 221, held during the XXV General Assembly of the IAU, Sydney, Australia, 22-25 July 2003 p. 449

    Clampin, M., J. E. Krist, D. R. Ardila, et al. D. A. Golimowski, G. F. Hartig, H. C. Ford, G. D. Illingworth, F. Bartko, N. Benítez, J. P. Blakeslee, R. J. Bouwens, T. J. Broadhurst, R. A. Brown, C. J. Burrows, E. S. Cheng, N. J. Cross, P. D. Feldman, M. Franx, C. Gronwall, L. Infante, R. A. Kimble, M. P. Lesser, A. R. Martel, F. Menanteau, G. R. Meurer, G. K. Miley, M. Postman, P. Rosati, M. Sirianni, W. B. Sparks, H. D. Tran, Z. I. Tsvetanov, R. L. White, and W. Zheng. 2003. "Hubble Space Telescope ACS Coronagraphic Imaging of the Circumstellar Disk around HD 141569A." The Astronomical Journal 126 385 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1086/375460]

    Clampin, M. 2002. "Strategies for Extra-Solar Planet Characterization with Large Aperture Telescopes." Proceedings Hubble's Science Legacy: Future Optical/Ultraviolet Astronomy from Space, ASP Conference Proceedings, Vol. 291, held 2-5 April 2002 at University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA p.109

    Clampin, M. 2002. "UV-Optical CCDs for Space Instrumentation." SPIE Optical Engineering 41(06) 1185-1191

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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