Susan Stolovy is a Staff Scientist at CalTech
(Pasadena, CA) for the Space
Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF), an infrared
space-telescope that will be launched in July, 2002.
In 1999/2000 she was a Senior Postdoctoral Scholar
in the Astronomy Dept. at Caltech and served as
a member of the HST
NICMOS GTO Team. Prior to that she held a postdoctoral
position, also as a member of the NICMOS GTO team,
Observatory in Tucson, Arizona.
Along with the NICMOS data of M51, she has worked
on several other NICMOS projects, including those
observations of the Orion Nebula, the Galactic Center,
and Comet-Hale Bopp.
She has an undergraduate Physics degree from The
University (1989) and a Masters (1993) and Ph.D.
(1997) degrees in Physics from Cornell
University in Ithaca, NY. Her thesis was on
mid-infrared observations of the Galactic Center,
based on data obtained from 41,000 feet aboard the
Kuiper Airborne Observatory as well as from the
200-inch Hale telescope at Palomar.
Susan enjoys giving public talks on astronomy and
has given talks at schools, museums, conventions,
and trips to see total solar eclipses. She is also
a violinist, and besides playing in numerous orchestras
and chamber groups, was a founding member of the
folk band Cayuga Klezmer Revival in upstate NY.
She currently also plays the domra (Russian mandolin)
in the Los Angeles-St.Petersburg Russian Folk Orchestra.