2010 Robert H. Goddard Awards for Science
Congratulations to Matt Greenhouse, Randy Kimble and
Alexander Moiseev for winning the 2010 Robert H Goddard
Awards for Science!
Matt Greenhouse - for his excellent leadership of the JWST
instrument teams. Matt provides scientific oversight for
the Center's contributions to JWST in the area of analysis
and testing of detectors and microshutters. He also
provides leadership to JWST instrument teams from around the
world (U of Arizona, Canada, ESA, Scotland, JPL) to ensure
that instrument problems are solved and scientific
requirements are met.
Randy Kimble - For exceptional achievement in the
development of the Wide Field Camera 3 for the Hubble Space
Telescope. The performance of the camera in-orbit is
remarkable, fully meeting or exceeding expections. In fact,
the NIR camera is more than 40 times more efficient than
NICMOS. Randy played a leading role in making sure that
high QE NIR detectors were included in WFC3, as well as
overall leadership of the instrument development.
Alexander Moiseev - for development of analysis methods to
measure high-energy electrons with the Fermi LAT
instrument. This led to the unexpected observations that
the spectrum of very high energy electrons is much flatter
than expected by conventional models of electron production
and diffusion in the Galaxy. The resulting paper in Phys
Rev Letters is the most widely cited Fermi paper to date.