Working Groups (WG), boards and committees of Rubin Observatory

This page contains links to various boards and committees and is updated as new groups are formed

Project Science Team

The Project Science Team (PST) serves as an operational unit, within the Project, that carries out specific scientific performance investigations as prioritized by the Director, the Project Manager, and the Project Scientist. Its membership includes key scientists on the Project who provide specific necessary expertise. The Project Science Team provides required scientific input on critical technical decisions as the project construction proceeds.

Project Science Team Members (Jan 20, 2022):  
  • Tony Tyson
  • Sandrine Thomas
  • Christopher Stubbs
  • Aaron Roodman
  • Robert Lupton
  • Steve Kahn
  • Mario Juric
  • Zeljko Ivezic
  • Leanne Guy
  • Andrew Connolly
  • Chuck Claver
  • Federica Bianco
  • Steve Ritz (chair)
  • Bob Blum (ex officio)
  • Victor Krabbendam (ex officio)
  • Michael Strauss (ex officio)

Reports from the Project Science Team

Science Advisory Committee (SAC)

Rubin Observatory has a Science Advisory Committee, which represents the scientific community, and advises the Director on matters of policy and science decisions that come up during construction.

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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