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John Kormendy

Professor Emeritus
Department of Astronomy

Curtis T. Vaughan, Jr. Centennial Chair in Astronomy (Emeritus)


Postal Address
AUSTIN, TX 78712

B.Sc., University of Toronto, ON, Canada (1970)
Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA (1976)

Research Interests
Supermassive black holes in galactic nuclei; structure and dynamics of galaxies; secular evolution of galaxies; dark matter; galaxy formation and evolution.

Group Areas
Black Holes & AGN, Secular Evolution, Dark Matter

Please see http://chandra.as.utexas.edu

  • Gold Medal, Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (1970)
  • Woodrow Wilson Fellow (1970 - 1971)
  • Muhlmann Prize, Astronomical Society of the Pacific (1988)
  • Humboldt Research Award, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany (1995)
  • External Member, Max-Planck-Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Garching-by-Munich, Germany (2012 - )
  • National Academy of Sciences (Elected 2020)

Please see http://chandra.as.utexas.edu