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AAS Board Reflections: Christine Jones

28 Aug 2019, 19:00 UTC
AAS Board Reflections: Christine Jones
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In order to familiarize the astronomy community with the AAS Board and encourage participation, the CSWA created a Reflection Survey for outgoing AAS Board members to complete after their terms ended in June. Over the coming weeks, we will feature the responses we've received on the Women in Astronomy blog. Enjoy! Photo by Todd Buchanan © 2018 AAS/CorporateEventImagesChristine Jones, PhD is a senior astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. She is currently the past president of the American Astronomical Society and the director of the Smithsonian Institution's Consortium for Unlocking the Mysteries of the Universe. She earned her Ph.D. in Astronomy in 1974 from Harvard and has made significant contributions to the field of high energy astrophysics through her work on X-ray emission from early-type galaxies.Name: Christine JonesCurrent Position: Senior Astrophysicist, Harvard Smithsonian Center for AstrophysicsDegree, Year, Institution: PhD 1975 Harvard UniversityAAS Board office, term: AAS President 2016 - 2018 (President Elect 2015-2016; Past President 2018-2019); AAS Vice President 2008-2011; AAS Councilor 1989-1992Why did you choose to serve on the AAS Board?As the governing body of the American Astronomical Society, the AAS Board serves several important functions for our profession. Each time I was asked to be a candidate ...

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