Dr. Stephen L. O'Dell
Astrophysicist at NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr
SPIE Involvement:
Fellow status | Conference Program Committee | Conference Chair | Editor | Author
Area of Expertise:
X-ray telescope systems , Astrophysics
Profile Summary

Dr. Stephen L. O'Dell is an Astrophysicist at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) and serves as Deputy Project Scientist for the Chandra X-ray Observatory and as Project Scientist for the Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE). Prior to arriving at MSFC, Dr. O'Dell was a Research Physicist at the University of California in San Diego (UCSD), a Scientist at Universitäts Sternwarte Göttingen, and a Physics Professor at Virginia Tech. He earned baccalaureate and doctoral degrees in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His principal interests are theoretical astrophysics and x-ray optics and instrumentation.
Publications (147)

SPIE Conference Volume | October 18, 2017

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | September 8, 2017
Proc. SPIE. 10399, Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy VIII
KEYWORDS: Multilayers, X-ray optics, Metals, Glasses, X-rays, Interfaces, Silicon, Optical coatings, Chromium, Molybdenum

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | August 29, 2017
Proc. SPIE. 10397, UV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Space Instrumentation for Astronomy XX
KEYWORDS: Observatories, Contamination, X-rays, Imaging spectroscopy, Charge-coupled devices, Modeling and simulation, Geometrical optics, Space operations, X-ray imaging, X-ray astronomy

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | August 29, 2017
Proc. SPIE. 10399, Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy VIII
KEYWORDS: Diffraction, Spectroscopy, X-rays, X-ray diffraction, Spectrometers, Physics, Optical fabrication, Spectral resolution, Computed tomography, Diffraction gratings

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | August 29, 2017
Proc. SPIE. 10397, UV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Space Instrumentation for Astronomy XX
KEYWORDS: Mirrors, Polarization, Sensors, Calibration, X-rays, Polarimetry, Sensor performance, Space telescopes, X-ray imaging, X-ray telescopes

SPIE Conference Volume | January 11, 2017

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Conference Committee Involvement (16)
Adaptive X-Ray Optics V
19 August 2018 | San Diego, California, United States
Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy VIII
8 August 2017 | San Diego, California, United States
EUV and X-ray Optics: Synergy between Laboratory and Space
26 April 2017 | Prague, Czech Republic
Adaptive X-Ray Optics IV
28 August 2016 | San Diego, California, United States
Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy VII
11 August 2015 | San Diego, California, United States
Showing 5 of 16 published special sections
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