Doctor Jennifer Wiseman is a senior astrophysicist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, where she serves as the senior project scientist for the Hubble Space Telescope. Her primary responsibility is to ensure that the Hubble mission is as scientifically productive as possible. Previously, Doctor Wiseman headed Goddard’s Laboratory for Exoplanets and Stellar Astrophysics.
Doctor Wiseman studied physics at MIT, where she co-discovered the comet 114P/Wiseman-Skiff. She then earned a PhD in astronomy at Harvard University, with research on star formation. Doctor Wiseman is also interested in science policy, and served as a congressional fellow of the American Physical Society, an elected councilor of the American Astronomical Society, and a public dialogue leader for the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She enjoys exploring and sharing nature’s beauty, and has appeared in many news venues including the New York Times, the BBC, the Washington Post, NOVA and National Public Radio.