I was born and raised in western Massachusetts and now live in southern Pennsylvania. I attended Vassar College
in Poughkeepsie, New York, where I received a B.A. in astronomy, a B.A. in physics, and a Correlate (equivalent of a minor) in computer sciences. I then attended the University of Florida (Dept. of Astronomy
) for graduate school, where my advisor was Dr. Jian Ge
. I received a M.S. in astronomy, followed by my PhD, which I defended in the summer of 2011. I was then a postdoc at Penn State (Dept. of Astronomy
) for 15 months working with Dr. Suvrath Mahadevan before moving to my current position at STScI in December of 2012.
You can look up my contact information using the STScI directory
(just search for my last name). I'm also on Twitter (@ScottWFleming
). I do a fair amount of Python coding, so you may want to also check out my GitHub
Here I am giving a presentation at the Januaray AAS meeting in 2016 on High Level Science Products. You need to be able to work across a broad range of sub-disciplines to work in the MAST archive: UV/optical/IR; images/spectra/lightcurves/models/catalogs; and every subfield imaginable - the ISM, Solar System objects, exoplanets, stars, galaxies, and the high redshift universe.