Beth Willman

Beth Willman is former Deputy Director of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope. She was previously an Associate Professor of Astronomy and Department Chair at Haverford College and an Astronomer at the University of Arizona. Willman received her PhD in astronomy from the University of Washington, and she has also been a James Arthur Fellow at the Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics, and a Clay Fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. For nearly 20 years, Willman has used wide-field observational data to conduct near-field cosmology research. Her specialty is investigating the least luminous galaxies in our known Universe; the first known ultra-faint dwarf galaxy Willman 1, which she discovered during her fellowship, is named after her.



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