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Forman, William

Associate Director of the Center for Astrophysics

X-ray astronomy; high-energy astrophysics; hot gas in galaxies, galaxy groups, and clusters of galaxies; feedback from supermassive black holes in galaxies.

Background And Education

Education And Training

Professional Biography

  • 1969 - 1973  Smithsonian Pre-doctoral Fellow, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

    1971 Teaching Fellow, Harvard University

    1973 - present   Astrophysicist, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

    1980 - 1987 Lecturer, Harvard University

    1988 - present   Officer, Harvard University

    1994 - 1999   Director, Spectrum X Gamma US Coordinating Facility

    1991 - 2006   Head, Mission Planning Division, Chandra X-ray Center

    2009 (Jan/Feb)   Visiting Professor Institut d'Astrophysique, Paris

    2010 - present    Director, High Energy Astrophysics Division, CFA

                              Associate Director, Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, CFA

Awards And Honors

Research And Grants


Selected Publications