Apr 24

Sandrine J. Thomas 

Deputy Director and Telescope and Site Scientist, Rubin Observatory Construction

Dr. Sandrine J. Thomas focuses on optimizing Rubin Observatory’s image quality and on a smooth transition to operation among other topics. Dr Thomas’ main expertise is in physical optics, active/adaptive optics and coronagraphy as well as fostering a healthy workplace culture. In addition to Rubin, she worked at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, SOAR telescope, and Gemini Observatory. Her prior appointments include postdocs at the University of Santa Cruz and NASA Ames. Her PhD is from University of Nice Sophia Antipolis.