SPHEREx PI Dr. Jamie Bock leads the investigation. The California Institute of Technology and Jet Propulsion Laboratory will develop the SPHEREx payload. The spacecraft will be supplied by Ball Aerospace. The Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute will contribute specialized hardware to the focal plane. The data will be made publicly available through the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center. In addition to the CalTech/JPL and international scientists, the SPHEREx team includes scientists at institutions across the country, including UC Irvine, Ohio State University, the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Arizona State University, Rochester Institute of Technology, Stanford University, Argonne National Laboratory, and Johns Hopkins University.

SPHEREx Science Team

Name Institution Role Responsibility
Jamie Bock Caltech/JPL PI Overall management
Matthew Ashby CfA Co-I L1-L3, Ices L4 pipeline development
Peter Capak IPAC Co-I Galaxy spectral fitting modules
Asantha Cooray UC Irvine Co-I Galaxy formation L4 lead
Brendan Crill JPL Co-I Pipeline architect
Olivier Doré JPL/Caltech Project Scientist Inflationary cosmology L4 lead
Chris Hirata OSU Co-I Inflation and cosmology studies
Woong-Seob Jeong KASI Co-I KASI PI
Minjim Kim KASI Co-I KASI Project Scientist
Phil Korngut Caltech Instrument scientist Instrument I&T, performance
Elizabeth Krause Stanford Co-I Bispectrum Analysis
Phil Mauskopf ASU Co-I Survey planning; clusters
Gary Melnick CfA Co-I Interstellar ices L4 lead
Roland de Putter Caltech Co-I Cosmological parameter fitting
Yong-Seon Song KASI Co-I Cosmology interpretation
Harry Teplitz IPAC Co-I Data archive
Volker Tolls CfA Co-I Ices pipeline module
Stephen Unwin JPL Co-I Interstellar ices science
Michael Werner JPL Co-I Legacy survey science; ice analysis
Michael Zemcov RIT Co-I L1-L3 pipeline modules; EBL science

Science Team Collaborators

Name Institution Responsibility
Rachel Akeson IPAC Data Archiving
Lindsey Bleem Argonne Galaxy Clusters
Tzu-Ching Chang JPL EBL Mapping
Tim Eiffler JPL Ancillary Dataset Management
Salman Habib Argonne Galaxy catalog simulations
Katrin Heitmann Argonne Galaxy catalog simulations
Davy Kirkpatrick IPAC Brown Dwarfs
Carey Lisse JHU Solar System Science
Daniel Masters Caltech Spectral redshift fitting
Hien Nguyen JPL Instrument Characterization
Karin Öberg CfA Ice science interpretation
Karin Sandstrom UCSD Local SFR line mapping
Roger Smith Caltech H2RG implementation
Rogier Windhorst ASU JWST synergy