Stars and the Interstellar Medium

Jonathan E. Grindlay

Jonathan E. Grindlay

Robert Treat Paine Professor of Practical Astronomy

Research Interests: High Energy Astrophysics: Studies of accretion onto compact objects (black holes, neutron stars and white dwarfs). Development of detectors and telescopes for wide-field imaging surveys of black holes discovered in soft-to-hard  X-rays. Time Domain Astrophysics: X-ray/optical/IR studies of Transients and variability of black holes in binaries and galactic nuclei to probe extreme physics phenomena and constrain black hole populations. Days-to-Century optical variability studies of stars and quasars with DASCH and followup spectroscopy to constrain formation and evolution of black holes.

Office B-420
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
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Cambridge, MA 02138
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Howard Smith

Howard Smith

Lecturer / SAO Astrophysicist

Research Interests: Massive star formation in galactic and extragalactic environments; luminous merging galaxies with normal, starburst and/or AGN activity; …

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
60 Garden Street,
Office: M-219
Cambridge, MA 02138
MS-65

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