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Leanne Guy joined LSST in May 2018, taking on the role of LSST Data Management (DM) Scientist. In this position, Leanne will lead the DM System Science Team (SST) to ensure that the DM System delivers the scientific promise of LSST. This includes liaising with the LSST Science Collaborations and community to understand their needs, advocating new scientific opportunities for the DM System, ensuring a science-driven prioritization of construction activities, and leading the scientific validation of the DM Subsystem and Data Products.
Leanne holds a Ph.D in Experimental Particle Physics (2000) from the University of Melbourne, Australia. From 1999-2005 Leanne worked in the IT department at CERN and held key positions in the European DataGrid and Enabling Grids for E-Science in Europe projects, developing the Grid middleware and data processing systems used today to manage the peta-bytes of data from experiments at the Large Hadron Collider, CERN. Following a short sabbatical in investment banking leading the deployment of Grid computing systems for global derivatives trading, Leanne returned to science to take up a position on the ESA Gaia mission at the Observatoire de Genève, Switzerland in 2007, working predominantly on the development of algorithms and pipelines for transient and variable star processing
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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