Tuesday, November 21, 2017

PhD Defense: Dr. Christopher S. Moore

Dr. Christopher S. Moore, CU Boulder

We at Astronomy in Color are pleased to congratulate Dr. Christopher S. Moore for successfully defending his PhD dissertation titled

"Atomic Layer Deposition Reflective Coatings for future Astronomical Space Telescopes and the Solar Corona viewed through the MinXSS (Miniature X-ray Solar Spectrometer) CubeSats"

on November 9th, 2017, conducted under the supervision of Prof. Kevin France and Prof. Tom Woods at the Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder

Dr. Moore was also awarded the Rodger Doxsey Dissertation Travel Prize, which will allow him to present his work at the 2018 American Astronomical Society Meeting.

We wish Dr. Moore our best wishes as he embarks on his next appointment as a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics!


On the original version, we mentioned that Dr. Moore was the first Black student to earn a PhD from APS. This information is incorrect. Here's the list of Black students who have earned PhDs from that department.
  • 2017 - Christopher S. Moore
  • 2001 - Kevin M. McLin
  • 2001 - Shawn Brooks
  • 1979 - Gibor Basri
We apologize for this mistake.

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