Herman and Gertrude Mosier Stark Professor of Physics and Astronomy and the Natural Sciences, Emeritus

Carleton College

Northfield, Minnesota USA 55057

             Educational Background:

                        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


            Professional Experience:

  University  of  Massachusetts  Postdoctoral  Research  Associate (Radio Astronomy)  1979-81
  Princeton University  Assistant Professor of Physics  1981-84
  Carleton College 

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
          National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center Visiting Scientist to support two months of research at
        Arecibo Observatory. 
          National 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
          National 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


Professional Organizations:

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