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Director, Community Science and Data Center, NSF’s National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory

Adam Bolton is an astronomer-physicist currently serving as the Director of the Community Science and Data Center (CSDC) at NSF’s National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory. CSDC supports peer-reviewed open access to NSF-funded observing time across the US optical-IR (OIR) system of telescopes, develops and operates services to enable data-intensive astronomy research, and promotes community-based development of new partnerships and capabilities in ground-based OIR astronomy. Dr. Bolton was previously on the faculty of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Utah, held postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Hawaii and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, and received his Ph.D. in Physics from MIT in 2005. His research interests are in observational cosmology, gravitational lensing, dark-matter phenomenology, galaxy evolution, large-scale survey science, and advanced algorithms for astronomical data analysis.

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