named fellow in optical engineering society
Weisskopf, has been selected as a fellow in the International Society
for Optical Engineering (SPIE). Chief of X-ray Astronomy at NASA's Marshall
Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., Weisskopf is project scientist
for the world's most powerful X-ray telescope, NASA's Chandra X-ray
SPIE is an international
technical society for engineering and scientific applications of technologies
related to optics, imaging and photonics, the electronic technology
behind optical devices such as lasers or video cameras.
professional optics engineering society of its kind, SPIE serves the
global technical and business communities, with more than 15,000 individual,
320 corporate and 3,000 technical group members in more than 80 countries.
Fellows -- distinguished
individuals who have made significant scientific and technical contributions
in these areas -- are recognized for their service to the general optics
community and SPIE.
earned his doctorate in physics from Brandeis University in Waltham,
Mass., has held numerous special appointments during his career. He
is a senior co-investigator of the European Space Agency's international
X-ray imaging experiment, called IBIS.
He is principal
investigator of a major experimental research program initiated in 1978
that currently concentrates on the development of X-ray optics.
Space Flight Center is NASA's lead center for development of advanced
large optics manufacturing technology and space transportation and propulsion
systems, and microgravity research as well as being responsible for
the design, development and operation of the Chandra X-ray Observatory.