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Roger Blandford Astrophysicist

Roger Blandford helped develop theoretical astrophysics and cosmology at Caltech, and he has now done the same as the founding director of the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology. His research covers much of astrophysics, in particular black holes and compact objects, cosmic ray physics and high energy astrophysics, cosmology and gravitational lensing.

Awards

Gold Medal Royal Astronomical Society, 2013.

Eddington Medal, Royal Astronomical Society, 2005.

Eddington Medal, Royal Astronomical Society, 1999.

Dannie Heineman Prize, American Astronomical Society, 1998.

Fellow, Royal Society, 1989.

Relevant Publications

R.D. Blandford and R. Narayun, "Fermat's principle, caustics, and the classification of gravitational lens images," Astrophys. J. vol. 310, pp. 568-582, 1986.

R.D. Blandford and D.G. Payne, "Hydromagnetic flows from accretion discs and theproduction of radio jets," Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc., vol. 199, pp. 883-903, 1982.

R.D. Blandford and J.P. Ostriker, "Particle acceleration by astrophysical shocks," Astrophys. J., vol. 221, pp. L29-L32, 1978.

R.D. Blandford and R.L. Znajek, "Electromagnetic extraction of energy from Kerr blackholes," Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc., vol. 179, pp. 433-456, 1977.

R. Blandford and S.A. Teukolsky, "Arrival-time analysis for a pulsar in a binary system," Astrophys. J., vol. 205, pp. 580-591, 1976.

Books

R. D. Blandford et al, Active Galactic Nuclei. New York: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 1990.

K. S. Thorne and R. Blandford, Modern Classical Physics. Princeton: Princeton University Physics, 2016.

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Appointment

Advisor Cosmology & Gravity

Institution

Stanford UniversityDepartment of Physics

Education

PhD University of Cambridge

Country

United States

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