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Dr. Michelson is Professor of Physics at Stanford University. His current research interests are in the field of high energy astrophysics, particularly X-ray and gamma-ray observations and instrument development. He has also worked on the problem of detecting gravitational radiation from astrophysical sources. His doctoral dissertation, in low-temperature physics, was on high frequency properties of Josephson effect devices. Since 1986 he has participated in a number of X-ray astronomical observations of bright galactic sources. He has had experience in the analysis and interpretation of observations with EXOSAT, HEAO A-1, Ginga, XTE and, most recently, ASCA. Dr. Michelson is also the Stanford co-investigator on the EGRET instrument, a high-energy gamma-ray telescope, that flew on the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory from 1991 until June 2000. He is currently leading an international team (involving 18 institutions) developing the next-generation orbiting high-energy gamma-ray observatory known as the Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope (GLAST). Dr. Michelson is a past member of the NASA Office of Space Science Structure and Evolution of the Universe Subcommittee (SEUS), and served on the Committee on Gravitational Physics of the National Research Council, and the High-Energy Astrophysics Panel of the NRC Decadal Astronomy Survey Committee.