Thomas Greene

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Ames Center for Exoplanet Studies (ACES)
Professional Background
Tom Greene is an astrophysicist at Ames Research Center where he has been working on NASA astrophysics observatories and conducting observations of young stars and extrasolar planets for the past 15 years. He received his PhD in Astronomy from the University of Arizona in 1991 and then came to Ames as a National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow. Dr. Greene then joined the research faculty of the University of Hawaii and the staff of NASA's Infrared telescope facility. Before rejoining Ames, he worked on developing JWST and Spitzer Space Telescope science instruments at the Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center in Palo Alto. Dr. Greene has authored or co-authored over 100 scientific papers, including 60 peer reviewed ones. He is on the science teams of 2 JWST instruments, chairs quarterly meetings of Bay Area exoplanet scientists, and sometimes dabbles in amateur astronomy as well.
PhD Astronomy 1991, University of Arizona
BA Physics 1982, University of California Santa Cruz
Research Interests: 
Extrasolar planets, space telescopes and instruments, young stars
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NASA Missions: 
James Webb Space Telescope Mid-Infrared Science Team, James Webb Space Telescope NIRCam con-investigator, WFIRST Science Definition Team 2012 - 2015