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Bohdan Paczyński

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Dates

February 8, 1940 – April 19, 2007

Authorized Form of Name

Paczyński, Bohdan

Biography

Abstract

Bohdan Paczyński was Lyman Spitzer Jr. Professor of Astrophysics at Princeton University (1989-2007). Other institutional affiliations included the Polish Academy of Sciences. His research interests included gravitational microlensing and gamma ray bursts.

Important Dates

February 8, 1940Birth, Vilnius (Lithuania).

1962Obtained MA, Warsaw University, Warsaw (Poland).

1962 – 1963Astronomical Assistant, Lick Observatory, University of California.

1962 – 1982Assistant, Institute of Astronomy (1962-1964); Research Associate, Institute of Astronomy (1964-1969); Assistant Professor, Institute of Astronomy (1969-1974); Associate Professor, Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center (1974-1979); and Professor, Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center (1979-1982), Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw (Poland).

1964Obtained PhD in Astronomy, Warsaw University, Warsaw (Poland).

1968 – 1969Visiting Fellow, Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics (JILA), University of Colorado, Boulder.

1973Visiting Professor, California Institute of Technology.

1975 – 1976Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Scholar, California Institute of Technology.

1979Visiting Professor, University of California, Berkeley.

1981 – 1982Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Scholar, California Institute of Technology.

1982 – 2007Professor of Astrophysics (1982-1989) and Lyman Spitzer Jr. Professor of Astrophysics (1989-2007), Princeton University, Princeton (N.J.).

1984Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1989Visiting Professor, Center for Astrophysics, Harvard University.

1994Visiting Scientist, Institute of Astrophysics, National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS).

1995Visiting Scientist, National Observatory, Tokyo.

April 19, 2007Death, Princeton (N.J.).

Occupation

Astrophysicist.

Places

Birth

Vilnius (Lithuania)

Graduate Education

Warsaw (Poland)

Employment

Warsaw (Poland)

Princeton (N.J.)

Death

Princeton (N.J.)

Subjects

Astronomy.

Astrophysics.

Gamma rays.

Microlensing (Astrophysics)

Relationships

People

Family

Paczyński, Agnieszka

Daughter.

Paczyński, Hanka

Wife.

Paczyński, Martin

Son.

Colleagues

Condon, Edward Uhler, 1902-1974

Both employed at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Davidson, Ronald C.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Fisch, N. J.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Furth, H. P.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Kulsrud, R. M.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Spitzer, Lyman, 1914-1997

Both employed at Princeton University.

Additional

Kolos, Wlodzimierz

Institutions

Major Positions

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

Visiting Professor and Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Scholar.

Lick Observatory

Astronomical Assistant.

Polska Akademia Nauk

Assistant, Institute of Astronomy; Research Associate, Institute of Astronomy; Assistant Professor, Institute of Astronomy; Associate Professor, Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center; and Professor, Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center.

Princeton University. Department of Astrophysical Sciences

Professor of Astrophysics and Lyman Spitzer Jr. Professor of Astrophysics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

Centre national de la recherche scientifique (France)

Visiting Scientist, Institute of Astrophysics.

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Visiting Professor.

Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics

Visiting Fellow.

Kokuritsu Tenmondai (Japan)

Visiting Scientist.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

University of California, Berkeley. Department of Astronomy

Visiting Professor.

Uniwersytet Warszawski

Obtained MA (1962) and PhD in Astronomy (1964).

Resources

Archival Resources

Subject

Files of Wlodzimierz Kolos.

Archiwum (Warszawa)

Polska Akademia Nauk

Nowy Świat 72, 00-330 Warsaw, Poland

Published Resources

Subject

Bohdan Paczynsk Physics Today obituary.