Dr. Richard Simon

Richard received his Ph.D. in 1982 from the California Institute of Technology. After working at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington DC he came to the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Charlottesville in 1993.

Today Richard is a staff member with the NRAO working with the Atacama Large Millimeter Array in northern Chile. ALMA is an international partnership of 22 countries which maintains 66 radio telescopes in the Atacama desert that observe electromagnetic radiation in the universe. Its telescopes have recently observed two galaxies as they collided and produced the first direct image of a black hole. His work supports the ongoing astronomical observations with the ALMA Observatory in Chile.