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Dr. John M. O'Meara (2015)

Department of Physics
Saint Michael's College, One Winooski Park, Colchester, VT 05439

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B.S. University of Washington (Physics, with Distinction)  1997

M.S. University of California San Diego (Physics) 2000
Ph.D. University of California San Diego 2004
Thesis: "Cosmology from the High Redshift Intergalactic Medium"

Professional Experience:
Assistant, Associate, Full Professor, Saint Michael's College, Vermont 2008-present
Assistant Professor, The Pennsylvania State University, 2006-2008
Postdoctoral Researcher, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004-2006

Cosmic Origins Science Team Lead, LUVOIR Large Mission Concept, NASA

Astronomy and Astrophysics Advisory Committee

Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group, Executive Committee

MAST Users Group

Professional Affiliations and Activities:
American Astronomical Society
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Sigma Xi
Vermont Academy of Science and Engineering, elected 2015

Honors and Awards:
Runner-Up, breakthrough of the Year, Science, 2011

Faculty Scholarship Award, Saint Michael's College, 2014

Author of over 70 scientific papers, primarily in astrophysics, in journals including The Astrophysical Journal, The Astronomical Journal, Astronomy & Astrophysics, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, and Science


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