Vera C. Rubin Observatory, as a Federal Government funded project, is operating in compliance with the
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Dr. Lauren Corlies joined the LSST EPO Team as the Astronomy Outreach Specialist in October of 2018 and was promoted to EPO Deputy in Julyl 2019. In this role, Lauren contributes to all aspects of the EPO program. Examples include participating in the design of online notebooks that describe relevant astronomical concepts, contributing to written features throughout the website, curating content for the Skyviewer and science pages, overseeing support for citizen science PIs, liaising with members of LSST Science Collaborations, and assuring the scientific validity of EPO deliverables.
Lauren is bringing her astronomy expertise to the EPO Team. She recently completed a postdoc position at John Hopkins after receiving her PhD from Columbia. Her research has focused in general on the analysis of cosmological simulations and in particular on trying to understand the role and importance of the circumgalactic medium in galaxy evolution through simulated predictions of emission.
Financial support for Rubin Observatory comes from the National Science Foundation (NSF) through Cooperative Agreement No. 1258333, the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science under Contract No. DE-AC02-76SF00515, and private funding raised by the LSST Corporation. The NSF-funded Rubin Observatory Project Office for construction was established as an operating center under management of the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA). The DOE-funded effort to build the Rubin Observatory LSST Camera (LSSTCam) is managed by the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC).
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 to promote the progress of science. NSF supports basic research and people to create knowledge that transforms the future.
NSF and DOE will continue to support Rubin Observatory in its Operations phase. They will also provide support for scientific research with LSST data.
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