ALMA has a new Deputy Director

ALMA has a new Deputy Director

3 January, 2014 / Read time: 2 minutes

Dr. Stuartt Corder was appointed by the ALMA Board as interim ALMA Deputy Director for a period of 2 years, effective January 1st, 2014. Stuartt joined ALMA as Commissioning Science Verification (CSV) Project Scientist in August 2012. During these years, Stuartt gained a unique understanding of the complexities and challenges of the ALMA project and the work that he has done within CSV is widely recognized as exemplary.

Stuartt received his undergraduate degrees in Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy from the University of Kansas. His PhD studies were undertaken at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California, where his work focused on methods for enhancing image fidelity with the Combined Array for Research in Millimetre-wave Astronomy (CARMA).

In 2008, Stuartt accepted a combined Jansky Fellowship and ALMA Commissioning Postdoc from NRAO with duties in Chile and has since then been associated with the ALMA project. In 2010, he was hired as an Assistant Scientist with NRAO, staying in Chile as a North American, ALMA Regional Center (ARC) Commissioning Liaison. He returned to North America in early 2012, assisting briefly in commissioning of the Jansky Very Large Array (JVLA) and then moving to the North American ALMA Science Center. He returned to Chile thereafter.

Stuartt’s primary areas of expertise and research interests are Array Commissioning, wide-field imaging with interferometers, protoplanetary disks, and star formation.

The Joint ALMA Observatory is very pleased that Stuartt has accepted this responsibility and has full confidence that he will succeed in this new position as he has in his past roles in ALMA.


Valeria Foncea 
Education and Public Outreach Officer
Joint ALMA Observatory
Santiago, Chile
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