Public Lecture on "Science and Engineering of Hubble Space Telescope"

  • 11:00AM
  • Sir Sahibzada Abdul Qayum (SSAQ) hall
There is a public lecture deliver by Dr Mansoor Ahmed from NASA USA on the topic of " Science and Engineering of Hubble Space Telescope". The lecture will delivered on 26th of Oct. Friday from 11am to 12 O'Clock mid day in Sir Sahibzada Abdul Qayum (SSAQ) halll. All the interesting faculty and students are cordially invited to attend the lecture.  

About Speaker:

Mansoor is currently serving as the Associate Director of the Astrophysics Projects Division as well as the Program Manager for the Physics of the Cosmos program and the Cosmic Origins program at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. 

Mansoor has spent most of his career in serving the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) program in different capacities, including the Flight Operations Manager and the Project Manager for HST operations. He has participated in all but one Hubble repair missions. During a short stint away from HST, Mansoor has served as the Mission Manager for the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory De-Orbit mission, the Deputy Project Manager for the James Web Space Telescope and as the Project Manager for the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) mission, a collaborative endeavor between NASA and the European Space Agency with the goal to verify Einstein’s theory of relativity by detecting gravitational waves generated by massive objects in our universe, as predicted by Einstein.

Mansoor grew up in Peshawar and studied in PAF College Lower Topa before migrating to the US in 1970. Mansoor has a B.S degree from University of Maryland and M.S. from George Washington University, both in mechanical engineering. He has received the NASA Group Achievement Award, 2001; the Goddard Space Flight Center Group Achievement Award, 1995; and the NASA Exceptional Service Medal, 1995. Mansoor has been a member of the US government Senior Executive Service (SES) in 2007.