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date: 27 November 2022

Balbus, Prof. Steven Andrew free

Balbus, Prof. Steven Andrew free

PhD; FRS 2016

Born Philadelphia 23 Nov. 1953; s of Theodore G. Balbus and Rita S. Balbus (née Frucht); m 2002, Caroline Terquem; three s one d

Savilian Professor of Astronomy, University of Oxford, since 2012 (Head of Astrophysics, 2014–19); Fellow, New College, Oxford, since 2012


Massachusetts Inst. of Technol. (BSc Maths and Physics); Univ. of Calif, Berkeley (PhD Physics 1981)


Research Associate: MIT, 1981–83; Princeton Univ., 1983–85; Asst Prof., 1985–91, Associate Prof., 1991–97, Prof., 1997–2004, of Astronomy, Univ. of Virginia; Prof. des Universités, Physics Dept, École Normale Supérieure de Paris, 2004–12. MNAS 2015. Chaire d’Excellence, 2004; Shaw Prize in Astronomy, 2013; Eddington Medal, RAS, 2020


contribs to Astrophysical Jl, Monthly Notices of RAS


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