[esp image] E. Sterl Phinney [cit image] [tapir image]

Professor of Theoretical Astrophysics

Executive Officer for Astronomy

PhD 1983, Cambridge University; BS 1980, California Institute of Technology; 1995 AAS Warner Prize, 1999 Salpeter Lecturer.

Short short curriculum vitae, recent pubs (adobe pdf, 3 page).


Selected Recent Publications

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Research Interests

High-energy relativistic astrophysics and low-energy Newtonian astrophysics. Both can be elegant and fun. For seemingly accidental reasons, a common thread in many of my research projects has turned out to be the importance of antimatter (specifically electron-positron pairs) in astrophysical objects.
Graduate Students Click on name to see current place of employment, paper icon for (incomplete) publications.
Former:
Prof. M. Coleman Miller [PhD 1990] [papers icon], Prof. Steinn Sigurdsson [PhD 1991] [papers icon], Lin Zuo [PhD 1991] [papers icon], Prof. Maurice H.P.M. van Putten [PhD 1992] [papers icon] book, Prof. Alice C. Quillen [PhD 1993] [papers icon], Prof. Bradley M.S. Hansen [PhD 1996] [papers icon], Prof. Sanjoy Mahajan [PhD 1998] books, Michael Hartl [PhD 2003] [papers icon] books, J. Nate Bode [PhD 2011] [papers icon], Christopher Wegg [PhD 2012] [papers icon]
Current:
Io Kleiser [papers icon]
Senior Thesis
Current:
Adam Jermyn
Postdoctoral Fellows
Former:
Prof. Andrzej Zdziarski [papers icon], Prof. Isaac Shlosman [papers icon], Prof. G. Mark Voit [papers icon], Prof. Ari Laor [papers icon], Prof. Dong Lai [papers icon], Prof. Andrew Melatos [papers icon], Prof. Eric Blackman [papers icon], Prof. Scott Hughes [papers icon], Guillaume Dubus [papers icon], Greg Ushomirsky [papers icon], Marc Freitag [papers icon] Jonathan Gair [papers icon], Michael Hartl [papers icon], Prof. Naoki Seto papers icon], Yasushi Mino papers icon], Etienne Racine papers icon], Prof. Michael Kesden papers icon], Kumiko Kotera papers icon],
Current:
Anthony Piro papers icon], Drew Clausen, papers icon], Jim Fuller papers icon]

Courses taught

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Rulers of the Universe:

Isabelle Phinney [papers icon] [recordings icon] [art icon] , Sophie Phinney [papers icon].
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