Warren Moos graduated from Brown University in 1957 and received a PhD in physics from the University of Michigan in 1962. From 1961 to 1963, he was a postdoctoral researcher at Stanford University, becoming an acting assistant professor in 1963. He joined the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Johns Hopkins in 1964, where he has served as director of the Center for Astrophysical Sciences and as chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy.
He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and a member of the American Astronomical Society and the International Astronomical Union.
Major research activities:
Science Definition Team for WFIRST Hubble Class Telescope Study, Member
Interim Science Working Group for the Joint Dark Energy Mission, Co-chair
Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE), Principal Investigator
Advanced Dark Energy Physics Telescope Concept Study, Co-investigator
Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph, Co-investigator
Hubble Space Telescope, Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer, International Ultraviolet Explorer and Copernicus; Guest Observer
Hopkins Ultraviolet Telescope, Co-investigator
High-temperature plasma physics instrumentation, Principal Investigator
Voyager Ultraviolet Spectrometer, Co-Investigator
Apollo 17 Ultraviolet Spectrometer, Co-investigator
Sounding Rockets, Co-investigator and Project Scientist
Quantum electronics and materials