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Susan Stolovy

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, at Steward 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 Johns Hopkins 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.