David Silva, Ph.D.
Areas of Specialization
- astronomical data services and systems
- extragalactic stellar populations
- host stars of exoplanets
- international observatory development, implementation, and operation
Ph.D. in Astronomy; University of Michigan
B.Sc. in Astronomy and Physics; University of Arizona
Dr. Silva's specific scientific research interests are in the general area of stars and stellar systems, especially as tracers for how galaxies formed and evolved over the last 13 billion years. His career has focused on the design, development, and operation of major publicly-funded, ground-based astronomical observatories for the research communities of Europe and the Americas.