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Suzanne Staggs

Suzanne Staggs is the Henry deWolf Smyth Professor of Physics at Princeton University and the co-Director of Simons Observatory.  Her research has focused on precision measurements of the temperature anisotropy, polarization, and absolute temperature of the cosmic microwave background, through a series of instruments, most recently as principal investigator of the Atacama Cosmology Telescope.  Her current laboratory work centers on the development and production of very large and sensitive cryogenic focal plane detector systems.  She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is a fellow of the American Physical Society and former recipient of its Maria Goeppert-Mayer award.  Staggs received her Ph.D in physics at Princeton University and her BA in physics at Rice University.