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Richard Kron '68

Richard Kron ’68, PhD, is the former director of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, the most ambitious astronomical survey project ever undertaken. During its eight-year operations phase, Kron’s team measured brightnesses and positions for hundreds of millions of galaxies, stars and quasars. Kron led a consortium of more than 300 scientists and engineers at 25 institutions around the world.

His newest project is the Dark Energy Survey where he's conducting research from an observatory in Chile. Kron is also a professor in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Chicago.
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  • The Hefner Initiative 2018: US/China Summer Program

    Sponsored by the Robert ’53 and MeiLi Hefner Foundation and offered here at Webb to two current students, The Hefner Initiative aims to foster a close and positive relationship between the people of China and the US. This extraordinary 12-day summer program includes travel this year to Beijing and Suzhou—allowing for living/learning opportunities with host students and families.
     
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  • Two Webb Students to Present at National American Chemical Society

    Shyam Arya '18 and Ellie Canty '18 have been accepted to present a poster at the National American Chemical Society conference in New Orleans in March 2019--an extremely rare honor for high school students.
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  • Webb Holiday Receptions in SF & LA

    Alumni and parents are invited to celebrate the holidays and Webb in San Francisco (Tues. Dec. 5) and Los Angeles (Wed. Dec. 6). 
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  • You're Awesome, Be Happy!!

    Hector Martinez
    It’s November 2nd and the College Guidance office is quiet this morning—nothing like the last few days when countless numbers of panicked seniors were popping in to get their essays looked at one last time before pressing “submit.”
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