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Gordon Garmire heads the High Energy Astrophysics Group at Penn State.
The philosophy of the group is to maintain
an active and vital program of instrument development and astronomical
research within the setting of an educational institution.
We seek to build detectors and experiments which open new windows
of discovery space onto the Universe, and to involve students
through the process of building, testing and use of these instruments
to allow them the opportunity to learn the entirety of the challenge
of state-of-the-art research, training them to fully appreciate the
challenges of space instrumentation. Click
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Penn State responsibilities for ACIS include being the home institution for the Instrument Principal Investigator, Dr. Gordon Garmire; developing the ACIS ground software, under Dr. John Nousek; and measurement of the flight optical blocking filters, under Drs. Leisa Townsley and George Chartas.
Other collaborators on ACIS include the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Center for Space Research , MIT's Lincoln Labs, CalTech, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Johns Hopkins.