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Charles A. Young Professor of Astronomy on the Class of 1897 Foundation David N. Spergel

Professor of Astrophysical Sciences. Chair, Department of Astrophysical Sciences

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<p>David Spergel is the Charles Young Professor of Astronomy on the Class of 1897 Foundation and Chair of the Department of Astrophysics at Princeton University. &nbsp;Spergel is best known for his work with the <a href="http://map.gsfc.nasa.gov/">WMAP satellite</a> that help determine the age and composition of the universe. &nbsp;He is currently co-chair of NASA AFTA Satellite science team, a mission that aims to both determine the nature of dark energy and directly image planets around nearby stars.</p>

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