Dr. Weaver is the author of a new book “The Violent Universe: Joyrides Through the X-Ray Cosmos”.
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Kim Weaver is an astrophysicist at Goddard Space Flight Center and an Adjunct Associate Professor at Johns Hopkins University. She is also the author of a new book “The Violent Universe: Joyrides Through the X-Ray Cosmos”. After getting her Ph.D. in high energy astrophysics from the University of Maryland, she moved to Penn State University and then to Johns Hopkins University. In 1996, Dr. Weaver won a NASA Presidential Early Career Award to pursue research in extragalactic astronomy. Two years later she came to Goddard to work on the Constellation-X mission, part of NASA’s Beyond Einstein program. In addition to serving as the Deputy Project Scientist for Constellation-X, she has been the Program Scientist for the Spitzer Space Telescope. She very much enjoys speaking about science and the opportunity to communicate the excitement of space astronomy.