Dr. David Spergel
Chair, Space Studies Board, National Academy of Sciences
David Spergel is the Charles Young Professor of Astronomy on the Class of 1897 Foundation and Chair of the Department of Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University. He also is Associate Faculty in both the Department of Physics and the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton. Spergel was a member of the WMAP science team and the lead author of the most cited paper in physics in the new Millennium which described the cosmology based on its results. Spergel is a MacArthur Fellow, a Fellow of the APS, and a member of both the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Spergel shared the Gruber Prize and the Shaw Prize for his work on cosmology. Spergel is currently chair of the NAS Space Studies Board and co-chair of the WFIRST/AFTA SDT.