Profiles

William Sparks [EMAIL]

Space Telescope Science Institute



Research Expertise: polarization astronomy, instrumentation, exoplanet detection and characterization

VPL Focus: Task A: Earth as an Exoplanet

Biography:
Bill Sparks is an astronomer who has been at the Space Telescope Science Institute since his early days as a postdoc in 1986. He is a currently the deputy division head for the Instruments Division and is a member of the Advanced Camera for Surveys Instrument Definition Team (ACS IDT). He has done much scientific work with active galaxies. His scientific interests include characteristics of radio galaxies and jets, X-ray emission in galaxy clusters, and astrobiology.