Biography

Seth Digel - Experimental Physicist at Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
 
Photo of Seth Digel Seth Digel has worked on Fermi in various capacities for more than 10 years, at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.; Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif.; and the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC), Menlo Park, Calif.

His graduate work at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, Mass. was studying the structure and star formation in the Milky Way using microwave observations of interstellar gas in the spiral arms. These topics were relevant to understanding the high-energy gamma-ray emission of the Milky Way.

Digel was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship for the Compton Gamma-Ray Observatory and worked closely with the EGRET instrument team at NASA Goddard. He worked on science simulations for Fermi and performance evaluations for mission concepts; he joined the Large Area Telescope team in 1999 and has worked at Stanford and SLAC since 2002, coordinating development of analysis tools, issues related to diffuse gamma-ray emission in the Milky Way and the development of the source catalog for the Large Area Telescope (LAT).

He is co-lead for Science Operations in the LAT Instrument Science Operations Center at SLAC and co-chair of the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (KIPAC) Fermi Physics Department.

He holds a Ph. D. in Physics from Harvard University; an A. M. in Physics, also from Harvard University; and a B. S. in Physics (Minor in Mathematics) from the University of Delaware.

He is also a member of the American Astronomical Society, American Physical Society and International Astronomical Union.