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Joseph Silk

British-American astronomer

1942   -  

country of citizenship: United States of America, United Kingdom
language of expression: English
educated at: Harvard University
occupation: astronomer, astrophysicist, university teacher
award received: Fellow of the Royal Society, Balzan Prize, Oskar Klein Medal, Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society, Honorary doctoral degree of the Pierre and Marie Curie University, Fellow of the American Physical Society, Bakerian Lecture

Joseph Ivor Silk FRS (born 3 December 1942) is a British-American astrophysicist. He was the Savilian Chair of Astronomy at the University of Oxford from 1999 to September 2011. He is an Emeritus Fellow of New College, Oxford and a Fellow of the Royal Society (elected May 1999). He was awarded the 2011 Balzan Prize for his works on the early Universe. Silk has given more than two hundred invited conference lectures, primarily on galaxy formation and cosmology.
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