George Rieke is a noted American infrared astronomer and former Deputy Director of the Steward Observatory at the University of Arizona. George led the experiment design and development team for the Multiband Imaging Photometer for Spitzer instrument on NASA’s infrared Spitzer Space Telescope. Dr. Rieke helped develop the first infrared optimized telescope and constructed a series of state of the art focal plane instruments. And he is the lead scientist on a team to produce a mid-infrared instrument for the James Webb Space Telescope, the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope.
In this episode:
George Rieke, Regents’ Professor of Astronomy
Tim Swindle, Ph.D., Director and Head of the UA’s Lunar and Planetary Lab