Dr. Stefanie Milam is the JWST deputy project scientist for planetary science, where she has helped enable observations within our own solar system from Near-Earth Asteroids to the farthest reaches of the Kuiper belt and even the brightest objects in the infrared sky (e.g. Mars). Her expertise is in studies of comets with ground- and space-based telescopes to understand their connection to the formation and evolution of planetary systems. In 2021, she was honored with asteroid 40706 (1999 RO240) being renamed to 40706 Milam.
Photo: Chip Gillespie (chipgillespie.com)
Artistic image of James Webb telescope by: NASA-GSFC, Adriana M. Gutierrez (CI Lab)