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Published as Author

Stanford E. Woosley

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Dates

December 8, 1944 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Woosley, Stanford E.

Additional Forms of Names

Woosley, S. E.

Woosley, S. E. (Stanford E.)

Woosley, Stan

Woosley, Stanford E., 1944-

Biography

Abstract

Stanford Woosley is Professor of Astronomy at University of California, Santa Cruz. His research interests include theoretical high-energy astrophysics, especially violent explosive events such as supernovae and gamma-ray bursts.

Important Dates

December 8, 1944Birth, Texarkana (Tex.).

1966Obtained BS in Physics, Rice University, Houston (Tex.).

1969Obtained MS in Physics, Rice University, Houston (Tex.).

1971Obtained PhD in Astrophysics, Rice University, Houston (Tex.).

1971 – 1973Research Associate in Space Physics and Astronomy, Rice University.

1972 – 1975Research Fellow in Physics, Kellogg Radiation Laboratory, California Institute of Technology.

1974 – presentConsultant (1974-present) and Member, Scientific Advisory Committee, Nuclear Science Division (1998-2007), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

1975 – presentAssistant Professor of Astronomy (1975-1978); Associate Professor of Astronomy (1978-1983); Professor of Astronomy (1983-present); Chair, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics (1983-1987; 1989-1991; 1998-2003; and 2006-2006), University of California, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz (Calif.).

1987Fellow, American Physical Society.

1989 – 1992Member, Council, American Astronomical Society.

1991 – 1994Member, Advisory Board, Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara.

1994 – unknownEditor, International Journal of Modern Physics E.

1996 – presentEditor, New Astronomy.

1998 – 2002Member, Scientific Advisory Committee, Nuclear Science Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

2001Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

2005Awarded Hans A. Bethe Prize, American Physical Society.

2006Member, National Academy of Sciences.

Occupation

Astrophysicist.

Places

Birth

Texarkana (Tex.)

Undergraduate Education

Houston (Tex.)

Graduate Education

Houston (Tex.)

Employment

Santa Cruz (Calif.)

Subjects

Astrophysics.

Gamma rays.

Nuclear physics.

Stars

Supernovae.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Clayton, Donald D.

PhD advisor at Rice University, "Nucleosynthesis during advanced burning stages of stars."

Institutions

Major Positions

California Institute of Technology. W. K. Kellogg Radiation Laboratory

Research Fellow in Physics.

Rice University. Physics and Astronomy Department

Obtained BS in Physics (1966), MS in Physics (1969), and PhD in Astrophysics (1971). Research Associate in Space Physics and Astronomy.

University of California, Santa Cruz

Assistant Professor of Astronomy; Associate Professor of Astronomy; Professor of Astronomy; and Chair, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Fellow.

American Astronomical Society

Member, Council.

American Physical Society

Fellow and received 2005 Hans A. Bethe Prize.

Elsevier Science Publishers

Editor, New Astronomy.

Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory

Member, Scientific Advisory Committee, Nuclear Science Division.

Lawrence Livermore Laboratory

Consultant.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Consultant and Member, Scientific Advisory Committee, Nuclear Science Division.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

University of California, Santa Barbara. Institute for Theoretical Physics

Member, Advisory Board.

World Scientific Publishing Co.

Editor, International Journal of Modern Physics E.

Resources

Published Resources

Author

High energy transients in astrophysics (Santa Cruz, CA, 1983) / edited by Stanford E. Woosley.