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Dr. Jean H. Swank

Office: GSFC Building 2, Room 263
Phone: (301) 286-9167
Fax: (301) 286-1684
e-mail: swank@pcasun1.gsfc.nasa.gov

Dr. Jean H. Swank works as the project scientist for the Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE). Dr. Swank is also the principal investigator for the Proportional Counter Array (PCA), one of the three science instruments on RXTE.

In 1999, the Rossi Prize of the High Energy Astrophysics Division (HEAD) of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) was awarded to Drs. Jean Swank and Hale Bradt for their key roles in the development of the Rossi X-Ray Timing Explorer, and for the resulting important discoveries related to high time-resolution observations of compact astrophysical objects.

Dr. Jean H. Swank earned her PhD in 1967 from the California Institute of Technology. Her current research concentrates on neutron stars and stellar black holes.