David Spergel

Charles A. Young Professor of Astronomy of the Class of 1897 Foundation

David Spergel chairs the Department of Astrophysics at Princeton University.  Spergel is best known for his work with the WMAP satellite that helps determine the age and composition of the universe.  He is currently co-chair of NASA AFTA Satellite science team, a mission that aims to both determine the nature of dark energy and directly image planets around nearby stars.