Edward C. Stone is the David Morrisroe Professor of Physics at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and Vice Provost for Special Projects. He was Director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (1991-2001), and a Caltech Vice President.
Since 1972, Stone has served as the chief scientist for the Voyager Mission at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Following launch of the twin Voyager spacecraft in 1977, he coordinated the efforts of eleven teams of scientists in their studies of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.
As Vice Provost for Special Projects, he has also chaired the board of directors that oversees the design development of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) on behalf of Caltech, the University of California, and the Association of Canadian Universities for Research in Astronomy (ACURA). Stone is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, president of the International Academy of Astronautics, and a director of the W.M. Keck Foundation.
Professor Stones visit to CMC is sponsored by the Joint Science Department.