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Name: Sven Geier
Title:Key Staff
Location: 171-B01-13
Email: SgeierAtCaltechDotEdu
Mail Address:MC 171-B1, JPL, Pasadena, CA, 91109
Phone: (818) 354 2605
Fax: (626) 449 8676

present: NASA, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Space Instrumentation Section

[2000-2005] Space Radiation Laboratory in the Division for Physics, math and Astronomy at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, CA

[1995-2000] NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, the High-Energy Cosmic-Ray Group of the Laboratory for High-Energy Astrophysics (LHEA).


I work on a lot of different projects to a larger or lesser degree. My main interest is currently the TIGER project, and consequently its obvious large-scale successor HNX. I try to be useful for the IMPACT system on the STEREO mission, upcoming missions like ACCESS, and I still consider myself part of the ISOMAX project. In addition, I do general detector development work and materials testing/development for space missions.

I'm not afraid of theory, I like teaching and I munch computer code for breakfast. But my heart is with instrumentation. High-energy instrumentation, that is. It has been said that experimental physics is the complicated way to learn engineering, but no engineer gets to learn by playing, and in particular by playing with such a diversity of environments: semiconductors, scintillators, vacuum- and cryo-systems, circuitry, nuts'n'bolts, tubes, data processing systems, high voltages, machining, low signals, ultra-fast timing, exotic materials...

And in the end, we learn about the universe, the biggest thing there is, by looking at the smallest things that can be looked at. Measuring single particles and single photons.

The Amazing Asa
My educational history, list of publications and similar boring things can be found in my resume: (HTML / PostScript / PDF). Possibly out of date.
Current digs in alphabetical order: ars, bookfinder, edge, epinions, fi, fools, fractals, isomax, metaprogramming, npr, onion, physics, slackware, worldwatch.
Fractal Stuff
This page last updated in 2007.
Like almost all other pages on the www: under permanent construction.