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Biography

AbstractImportant DatesOccupationPlacesSubjects

Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

Resources

Archival as AuthorArchival as SubjectPublished as Author

Saul A. Teukolsky

Photo

Dates

August 2, 1947 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Teukolsky, Saul A. (Saul Arno), 1947-

Additional Forms of Names

Teukolsky, Saul A., 1947-

Teukolsky, Saul Arno, 1947-

Biography

Abstract

Saul Teukolsky is Hans A. Bethe Professor of Physics and Astrophysics at Cornell University (1999-present). His research interests include general relativity and relativistic astrophysics; numerical relativity; black hole and neutron star physics; and computational physics.

Important Dates

August 2, 1947Birth, Johannesburg (South Africa).

1970Obtained BSc in Physics, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (South Africa).

1973Obtained PhD in Physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena (Calif.).

1973 – 1974Research Associate in Physics, California Institute of Technology.

1974 – presentAssistant Professor to Associate Professor of Physics (1974-1983); Professor of Physics and Astronomy (1983-1999); Hans A. Bethe Professor of Physics and Astrophysics (1999-present); and Chair, Department of Physics (2007-present), Cornell University, Ithaca (N.Y.).

1995 – 1998Member, Advisory Board, Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara.

2003Member, National Academy of Sciences.

Occupation

Astrophysicist.

Places

Birth

Johannesburg (South Africa)

Undergraduate Education

Johannesburg (South Africa)

Graduate Education

Pasadena (Calif.)

Employment

Ithaca (N.Y.)

Subjects

Astrophysics.

Black holes (Astronomy).

General relativity (Physics).

Neutron stars.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Thorne, Kip S.

PhD advisor at California Institute of Technology, "Perturbations of a rotating black hole." Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Colleagues

Anderson, Carl D. (Carl David), 1905-1991

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Ashcroft, Neil W.

Both employed at Cornell 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.

Bethe, Hans A. (Hans Albrecht), 1906-2005

Both employed at Cornell University.

Boehm, Felix

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Brown, Harold, 1927-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Christy, Robert F.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Corson, Dale R.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Davis, J. C. Séamus

Both employed at Cornell University.

Drell, Persis S.

Both employed at Cornell University.

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

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

DuMond, Jesse W. M. (Jesse William Monroe), 1892-1976

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Feigenbaum, Mitchell J.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Feynman, Richard P. (Richard Phillips), 1918-1988

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Fowler, William A.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Gell-Mann, Murray

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Greisen, Kenneth

Both employed at Cornell University.

Holdren, John P.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Kinoshita, T. (Toichiro)

Both employed at Cornell University.

Krumhansl, J. A. (James A.)

Both employed at Cornell University.

Lauritsen, Thomas, 1915-1973

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Lee, David M.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Leighton, Robert B.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

McDaniel, Boyce D. (Boyce Dawkins), 1917-

Both employed at Cornell University.

Mermin, N. David

Both employed at Cornell University.

Orlov, Yuri, 1924-

Both employed at Cornell University.

Pohl, Robert O.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Reppy, John David

Both employed at Cornell University.

Richardson, Robert C. (Robert Coleman), 1937-2013

Both employed at Cornell University.

Schwarz, John H.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Sciulli, Frank J.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Tigner, M.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Tollestrup, Alvin

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Wilson, Kenneth G. (Kenneth Geddes), 1936-2013

Both employed at Cornell University.

York, James W., Jr., 1939-

Both employed at Cornell University.

Zweig, George

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Additional

Page, Don N.

Institutions

Major Positions

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

Obtained PhD (1973). Research Associate in Physics.

Cornell University. Department of Astronomy

Professor of Astronomy and Hans A. Bethe Professor of Astrophysics.

Cornell University. Department of Physics

Assistant Professor to Associate Professor; Hans A. Bethe Professor of Physics; and Chair, Department of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

University of California, Santa Barbara. Institute for Theoretical Physics

Member, Advisory Board.

University of the Witwatersrand

Obtained BSc in Physics (1970).

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Kip Thorne interviews conducted for his book "Black Holes and Time Warps," 1980-1989.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Subject

Oral history interview with Don Page, 1988 May 18.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Author

Black holes, white dwarfs, and neutron stars : the physics of compact objects / Stuart L. Shapiro, Saul A. Teukolsky.