Building Precision Instruments to Explore the Cosmos

News Release • February 19th, 2024
Nature korngut feb24

Phil Korngut is an astrophysicist at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena and SPHEREx Instrument Scientist. Credit: Rocco Ceselin for Nature.

Nature wrote a nice portrait of SPHEREx Instrument Scientist, Dr. Phil Korngut.  Here is a link to the full story.


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