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Victoria Michelle Kaspi

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Dates

June 30, 1967 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Kaspi, Victoria Michelle, 1967-

Biography

Abstract

Victoria Michelle Kaspi is Professor of Physics at McGill University (2006-present). Other institutional affiliations include Massachusetts Institute of Technology and National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Her research interests include neutron stars and radio astronomy.

Important Dates

June 30, 1967Birth, Austin (Tex.).

1989Obtained BSc, McGill University, Montréal (Québec).

1991Obtained MA, Princeton University, Princeton (N.J.).

1993Obtained PhD in Physics, Princeton University, Princeton (N.J.).

1994Higgins Instructor in Physics, Princeton University.

1994 – 1996Visiting Associate in Astronomy, California Institute of Technology.

1994 – 1996Hubble Postdoctoral Fellow, Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

1997 – 2002Hubble Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Space Research (1997) and Assistant Professor of Physics (1997-2002), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge (Mass.).

1999 – 2002Member, Executive Committee, High Energy Astrophysics Division, American Astronomical Society.

1999 – 2003Member, Users and Scientific Advisory Committee, Arecibo Observatory.

1999 – presentAssociate Professor of Physics (1999-2006) and Professor of Physics (2006-present), McGill University, Montréal (Québec).

2001 – 2002Member, Committee on Radio Frequency Allocation, National Research Council.

2001 – 2002Member, Committee on Radio Astronomy, Canadian Astronomical Society.

2003 – 2006Member, Steering Committee, Square Kilometer Array.

2004Awarded Herzberg Medal, Canadian Association of Physicists.

2007Awarded Rutherford Memorial Medal in Physics, Royal Society of Canada.

2007 – presentChair, Disciplinary Working Group, High Energy Astrophysics, Canadian Space Agency.

2008Fellow, Royal Society of Canada.

2010Member, National Academy of Sciences.

Occupation

Astrophysicist.

Places

Birth

Austin (Tex.)

Undergraduate Education

Montréal (Québec)

Graduate Education

Princeton (N.J.)

Employment

Cambridge (Mass.)

Montréal (Québec)

Subjects

Astrophysics.

Neutron stars.

Pulsars.

Radio astronomy.

Women in science.

Women physicists.

X-ray astronomy.

Relationships

People

Colleagues

Aizenman, Michael

Both employed at Princeton University.

Anderson, P. W. (Philip W.), 1923-

Both employed at Princeton University.

Austin, Robert H.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Bacher, Robert F. (Robert Fox), 1905-2004

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Barish, B. C. (Barry Clark), 1936-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Benedek, George Bernard, 1928-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Birgeneau, Robert J. (Robert Joseph), 1942-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Boehm, Felix

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Callan, Curtis G.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Chaikin, Paul M.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Christy, Robert F.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Coppi, B.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Deutsch, Martin, 1917-2002

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Dicke, Robert H. (Robert Henry)

Both employed at Princeton University.

Dresselhaus, M. S.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

DuBridge, Lee A. (Lee Alvin), 1901-1994

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Eisenstein, James P. (James Philip)

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Enge, Harald A.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Everhart, Thomas E.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Feshbach, Herman

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Fitch, Val L., 1923-2015

Both employed at Princeton University.

Fowler, William A.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Freedman, Daniel Z.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Friedman, Jerome I. (Jerome Isaac), 1930-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Gehrels, Neil

Both employed at National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Gell-Mann, Murray

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Goldstone, Jeff Alan

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Gross, David J. (David Jonathan)

Both employed at Princeton University.

Guth, Alan H.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Haldane, F. Duncan M.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Happer, William, 1939-

Both employed at Princeton University.

Jackiw, Roman W.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Javan, Ali, 1926-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Joannopoulos, J. D. (John D.), 1947-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Kastner, Marc A.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Kendall, Henry W. (Henry Way), 1926-1999

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Ketterle, Wolfgang

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Kimble, H. Jeff (Harry Jeffrey), 1949-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Kleppner, Daniel

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Koonin, Steven E.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Lange, Andrew

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Lax, Benjamin

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Lee, P. A. (Patrick A.), 1946-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Leighton, Robert B.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Lieb, Elliott H.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Low, Francis E. (Francis Eugene), 1921-2007

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Moniz, E.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Morrison, Philip

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Page, Lyman A.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Polyakov, A. M.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Porkolab, Miklos

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Randall, Lisa

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Shull, Clifford Glenwood

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Smith, Stewart W.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Taylor, Joseph H. (Joseph Hooton)

Both employed at Princeton University.

Ting, S. C. C. (Samuel Chao-chung), 1936-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Treiman, Sam B.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Weiss, Rainer

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Weisskopf, Victor Frederick, 1908-2002

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Wightman, A. S. (Arthur Strong), 1922-2013

Both employed at Princeton University.

Wigner, Eugene Paul, 1902-1995

Both employed at Princeton University.

Wilczek, Frank

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Wilkinson, David T.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Institutions

Major Positions

California Institute of Technology. Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy

Visiting Associate in Astronomy.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics

Hubble Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Space Research and Assistant Professor of Physics.

McGill University. Physics Department

Obtained BSc (1989). Associate Professor of Physics and Professor of Physics.

Princeton University. Department of Physics

Obtained MA (1991) and PhD in Physics (1993). Higgins Instructor in Physics.

United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Hubble Postdoctoral Fellow, Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC).

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Astronomical Society

Member, Executive Committee, High Energy Astrophysics Division.

Arecibo Ionospheric Observatory.

Member, Users and Scientific Advisory Committee.

Canadian Association of Physicists

Received 2004 Herzberg Medal.

Canadian Astronomical Society

Member, Committee on Radio Astronomy.

Canadian Space Agency

Chair, Disciplinary Working Group, High Energy Astrophysics.

Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.)

Hubble Postdoctoral Fellow.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

National Research Council (U.S.)

Member, Committee on Radio Frequency Allocation.

Royal Society of Canada

Fellow and received 2007 Rutherford Memorial Medal in Physics.

Square Kilometre Array (Project)

Member, Steering Committee.

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