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Robert Kirshner

American astronomer

1949   -  

country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: English
educated at: California Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Harvard College
occupation: astronomer, university teacher
award received: John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, Wolf Prize in Physics, Dannie Heineman Prize for Astrophysics, Fellow of the American Physical Society, James Craig Watson Medal

Robert P. Kirshner (born August 15, 1949) is an American astronomer, Chief Program Officer for Science for the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and the Clowes Research Professor of Science at Harvard University. Kirshner has worked in several areas of astronomy including the physics of supernovae, supernova remnants, the large-scale structure of the cosmos, and the use of supernovae to measure the expansion of the universe.
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