Richard Kron to chair Science Advisory Committee of Giant Magellan Telescope
“Richard has great experience in providing scientific advice and oversight to large projects,” including the Columbus Project (now called the Large Binocular Telescope), the Sloan Digital Sky Survey and the Dark Energy Survey, said Patrick McCarthy, director of the GMT Organization.
In the next year, SAC will begin the process of selecting the GMT’s first-generation suite of instruments. The committee also will review and update the facility’s science case, update and finalize the top-level scientific and technical requirements, and update the operations procedures and formulate a science support and data plan.
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