Dr. Oliver Roberts

Dr. Oliver Roberts

Email:  ORoberts at usra.edu

 

Oliver joined USRA in 2017 and currently works on developing, characterizing and testing X-ray optics within the X-ray Astronomy group at Marshall Space Flight Center. Additionally, he works on gamma-ray instrumentation development for enterprising NASA missions. He was briefly an NPP fellow within the Gamma-ray Astronomy group working with the Fermi Gamma-ray Burst Monitor and prior to that, had several post-doc positions in Ireland and the UK. His scientific interests range from the small (nuclear structure physics and radiation detection) to the large (study of astrophysical and geophysical transients). He holds several awards, including the Bruno Rossi prize as a Fermi-GBM team member. A passionate Welshman, he is a keen follower of rugby and a musician. Additional hobbies include getting lost on mountains, running in circles and co-hosting Astronomy on Tap in Huntsville in what spare time he has.

In the News

December 22, 2021
USRA Scientists and Engineers Contribute to NASA's Xray Polarimetry Explorer

NASA’s Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) launched successfully on December 9, 2021 from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. It was a “picture perfect” launch, according to Principal Investigator Dr. Martin Weisskopf of the NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center, with the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket performing nominally and nature providing ideal weather conditions.

USRA Scientists and Engineers Contribute to NASA's Xray Polarimetry Explorer
August 17, 2021
Bringing Earth Data to Life

Ms. Tondapu's work featured in an article on the NASA Applied Sciences website.

Bringing Earth Data to Life
April 13, 2021
Pollution Studies during COVID-19 Lockdown

View the WIRED article discussing Dr. Gupta's year-long study for pollution in India during the COVID-19 lock down.

Pollution Studies during COVID-19 Lockdown
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