Stamatios (Tom) Krimigis received his B. Physics from the University of Minnesota (1961), his M.S (1963) and Ph.D. (1965) in Physics from the University of Iowa, and served on the faculty there. In 1968 he moved to the Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) of Johns Hopkins University, became Chief Scientist in 1980, Space Department Head in 1991, and Emeritus Head in 2004. The Space Department has designed, built and operated more than 68 spacecraft, and expanded its activities to planetary missions during his tenure. He is Principal Investigator on several NASA spacecraft, including Voyagers 1 and 2 to the Outer Planets and the Voyager Interstellar Mission, and the Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn and Titan. He spearheaded the establishment of NASA’s Discovery line of missions and APL proposed and implemented the Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) mission that orbited and then landed on the asteroid Eros on February 12, 2000, the first ever landing on a small body in the solar system. He has designed and built instruments that have flown to all eight planets, and also to Pluto, explored in 2015 by the New Horizons mission.
When: June 4th, 2016
Where: High Country Conference Center
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