November 18, 2013 - Bo Xin, formerly of Purdue University has joined LSST as Systems Analysis Scientist. The position supports the Systems Engineering Manager and Systems Scientist with system analyses using the project’s high level modeling tools (ImSim, OpSim, CalSim), as well as various other computational environments (Zemax, Matlab, Python). As part of Project Systems Engineering, Bo will work closely with the simulation teams, subsystem project scientists, and subsystem systems engineers to lead the effort to develop and coordinate key system level architectures, including the conceptual design of select critical components of these architectures.
Previously, Bo has contributed to LSST both as a science collaboration member and as an instrumental part of the team behind the design of LSST’s active optics system, particularly the curvature wavefront sensor. Bo will work from Indiana over the next few months before relocating to Tucson early in 2014.
Financial support for Rubin Observatory comes from the National Science Foundation (NSF) through Cooperative Agreement No. 1258333, the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science under Contract No. DE-AC02-76SF00515, and private funding raised by the LSST Corporation. The NSF-funded Rubin Observatory Project Office for construction was established as an operating center under management of the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA). The DOE-funded effort to build the the Rubin Observatory LSST Camera (LSSTCam) is managed by the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC).
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 to promote the progress of science. NSF supports basic research and people to create knowledge that transforms the future.
NSF and DOE will continue to support Rubin Observatory in its Operations phase. They will also provide support for scientific research with LSST data.
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