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News Release 17-107

NSF selects Anne Kinney to head Mathematical and Physical Sciences Directorate

W. M. Keck Observatory chief scientist to lead investments in astronomy, chemistry, physics, materials science and mathematics research

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Dr. Kinney

Kinney has more than 30 years of leadership and management experience in the astronomical community. An expert in extragalactic astronomy, she has published more than 80 papers on quasars, blazars, active galaxies and normal galaxies, and signatures of accretion disks in active galaxies. Her research showed that accretion disks in the center of active galaxies lie at random angles relative to their host galaxies.

Credit: W. M. Keck Observatory

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