The Google Astronomer

The Google Astronomer
Google's former vice president of Engineering, Wayne Rosing, was named the first senior fellow in mathematical and physical sciences at the University of California, Davis. As part of the position, Rosing will work on the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST).

When he wasn't busy developing the JAVA

Telescopes have been a hobby for Rosing

Throughout his career, Rosing has held

An engineer and manager his entire

In May of this year, Rosing was named the

The LSST was initially conceived in 1998 as

"The [LSST] will help us understand the

It will do this by scanning the universe for

Using gravitational lensing, astronomers can

"A clump of dark matter will have mass,

By measuring the amount of distortion caused

The LSST is also expected to shed some light

The LSST will also be able to detect

"I'm personally interested in how we

Because the LSST will be capable of covering

Rosing is thrilled to be working on the

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Ker Than is a science writer and children's book author who joined as a Staff Writer from 2005 to 2007. Ker covered astronomy and human spaceflight while at, including space shuttle launches, and has authored three science books for kids about earthquakes, stars and black holes. Ker's work has also appeared in National Geographic, Nature News, New Scientist and Sky & Telescope, among others. He earned a bachelor's degree in biology from UC Irvine and a master's degree in science journalism from New York University. Ker is currently the Director of Science Communications at Stanford University.