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Dr. Anne L. Kinney, Assistant Director, Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS)

Dr. Anne L. Kinney, Assistant Director, Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS)

Dr. Anne L. Kinney is assistant director for the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Directorate (MPS) at the National Science Foundation (NSF), effective Jan. 2, 2018.

Kinney joined NSF from the position of chief scientist at the W.M. Keck Observatory, which hosts the world's largest optical and infrared telescopes. Prior to that, she served at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center as director of the Solar System Exploration Division and as director of the Universe Division at NASA Headquarters. Kinney oversaw successful space missions that included the Hubble Space Telescope, the Spitzer Space Telescope, the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe and the Galaxy Evolution Explorer.

Kinney has had a distinguished research career and more than 30 years of leadership and management experience, and has published more than 80 papers on quasars, blazars, active galaxies and normal galaxies, and signatures of accretion disks in active galaxies.

Kinney has a bachelor's degree in astronomy and physics from the University of Wisconsin and a doctorate in astrophysics from New York University. She studied in Denmark for several years at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen.

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