Stanley Ernest Whitcomb, American Physicist. Achievements include development of detector systems for infrared astronomy; studies of planets, gas clouds and galaxies; design and development of lasers and laser systems; development of ultra-sensitive optical interferometers for gravitational wave detection. Member American Optical Society.
Whitcomb, Stanley Ernest was born on January 23, 1951 in Denver, Colorado, United States. Son of Ernest Albert and Ida Mae (Leyshon) Whitcomb.
Bachelor of Science in Physics, California Institute Technology, Pasadena, 1973;
Doctor of Philosophy in Physics, University of Chicago, 1980.
Postdoctoral fellow, University of Chicago, 1980;
assistant professor physics, California Institute Technology, Pasadena, 1980-1985;
deputy director Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, California Institute Technology, Pasadena, since 1991;
research engineer Electronics Division, Northrop, El Segundo, California, 1985-1989;
senior system specialist, Loral Electro-Optical Systems, Pasadena, 1989-1991.