School of Physics and Astrophysics

Jacqueline Davidson

Jacqueline Davidson

Project Scientist
NASA, California

I always wanted to be a physicist involved in cutting edge scientific endeavours.

I loved Physics - all of it - but especially classical, statistical and thermal, quantum, and relativity.

From UWA I went to the University of Chicago to do my PhD. I was steered into experimental astrophysics; basically astronomy, but with a physics perspective. After graduating, I was awarded a fellowship to pursue my work at the NASA Ames Research Center in California.

Universities Space Research Association (USRA) then asked me to join their team to bid for development of the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) for NASA. I am now the Project Scientist for SOFIA.

I use many of the scientific skills and knowledge I acquired at UWA.

 

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