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Professor of Imaging Science
Fields of Expertise:
Science > Astronomy
Science > Detectors
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Don Figer is a technologist and observational astrophysicist with interest in advanced photon detectors, massive stars, massive star clusters and the Galactic Center. He is the author or co-author of more than 175 papers that have been cited 2,800 times. He regularly uses the largest observatories in the world, including Hubble, Keck, Gemini, Spitzer, and Chandra. He is director of the Center for Detectors, where he has led efforts to develop technology for astrophysics, defense and biophotonics.
Figer received his triple-bachelor's in physics, math and astronomy from Northwestern (1989) and a Ph.D. from UCLA (1995).