JOEL M. WEISBERG
Herman and Gertrude Mosier Stark Professor of Physics and Astronomy and the Natural Sciences, Emeritus
Northfield, Minnesota USA 55057
Massachusetts Institute of Technology B.S.(Earth and Planetary Sciences) 1972
University of Iowa M.S. (Astronomy) 1975
University of Iowa Ph.D. (Physics 1978
|University of Massachusetts||Postdoctoral Research Associate (Radio Astronomy)||1979-81|
|Princeton University||Assistant Professor of Physics||1981-84|
Asst. Prof., Assoc. Prof., Professor and (occasional) Chair of Physics and Astronomy. Began Emeritus Status:
Herman and Gertrude Mosier Stark Professor of Physics & Astronomy and the Natural Sciences. Began Emeritus Status:
Graduate Advisors: J.M. Rankin (U. Vermont) and J.A. Van Allen (U. Iowa, deceased)
Postdoctoral Supervisor: J.H. Taylor (Princeton, retired)
Research and Professional Interests:
Radio astronomy; pulsars; gravitation (especially via binary PSR B1913+16); interstellar medium. Observations made at
national radio observatories in Puerto Rico, Australia, New Mexico, and West Virginia. Also science and public policy.
Coauthor of 68 articles in refereed scientific journals (Astronomical Journal, Astronomy & Astrophysics, Astrophysical Journal,
General Relativity &Gravitation, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Nature, Physical Review Letters, and Science).
Coauthor of Scientific American article on the Binary Pulsar and Gravitational Radiation.
Author of annotated bibliography on pulsars, published in American Journal of Physics.
Editor of book of important pulsar articles plus annotated bibliography, published by the American Association of Physics Teachers.
Fellowships and Grants:
|Van Allen - Link Foundation graduate research fellowship||1975 - 78|
|National Science Foundation (ROA) for summer research at Princeton and Arecibo Observatory||
|Carleton Faculty Development Award to support research at Arecibo Observatory, Princeton, an Australia Telescope National Facility.||1986, 89, 94|
Astronomy and Ionosphere Center Visiting Scientist to support two months of research at
Aeronautics and Space Administration Correlative Radio and Gamma Ray
Studies of Spindown-
Powered Pulsars, for research in conjuction with the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory Spacecraft.
|1991 - 92|
|University of Sydney School of Physics Visiting Scholar, to support one month of research.||2001|
|Australia Telescope National Facility Distinguished Visitor, to help support one year of research.||2004 - 05|
Science Foundation (RUI) [Eight
Grants] for research on pulsars,
relativistic gravitation, and
the interstellar medium, and at radio observatories; Carleton, Princeton, Cornell, the University of
Amsterdam, and the Australia Telescope National Facility.
|1987 - 2018|
Federation of American Scientists 1972-2018
American Astronomical Society 1976-
American Association of Physics Teachers 1978-
International Astronomical Union 1985-
American Physical Society 2010-
Council on Undergraduate Research 1989 - 2009