Distinguished Astronomer, Space Telescope Science Institute
Dr. Marc Postman holds the title of Distinguished Astronomer at the Space Telescope Science Institute. His primary research interest has been the formation and evolution of structure in the universe, from galaxies to the largest superclusters. He was a member of the science investigation team for Hubble’s Advanced Camera for Surveys instrument and he has led an international team of researchers to conduct a 525-orbit survey with HST to study dark matter in galaxy clusters and to detect some of the most distant galaxies in the universe. Dr. Postman was the Principal Investigator for a NASA concept study on the next generation space telescope known as ATLAST and is currently a team member of a new NASA study for the Large Ultraviolet-Optical-near Infrared Space Telescope, called LUVOIR. Dr. Postman served on the initial science definition team for the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST), now serves on its formulation science working group.