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Paul R Shapiro

Professor, Affiliated Faculty, Oden Institute
Department of Astronomy, Oden Institute

Frank N. Edmonds, Jr. Regents Professorship in Astronomy (Holder)


Phone: 512-471-9422

Office Location

Postal Address
AUSTIN, TX 78712

A.B., Harvard College (1974)
Ph.D., Harvard University (1978)

Research Interests
Theoretical astrophysics: cosmology, galaxy formation, the interstellar medium, the intergalactic medium, interstellar dust grains, astrophysical hydrodynamics.

Group Areas
Structure Formation, Milky Way Evolution, ISM and Star Formation, Early Universe, First Stars & Galaxies, Cosmic Reionization, Clusters of Galaxies

  • 1984-1988 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow
  • 1988 University of Texas Board of Visitors Teaching Excellence Award
  • 1997 National Chair of Excellence, Institute of Astronomy, UNAM, Mexico
  • 1997 University of Texas Dean's Fellowship
  • 1997 Big XII Fellowship, Department of Physics, University of Kansas
  • 2004-2006 John H. Cox Fellow for Advanced Study in Astronomy, University of Texas
  • 2006-present Frank N. Edmonds, Jr. Regents Professor in Astronomy, University of Texas
  • 2010- Fellow of the American Physical Society