Prof. Andrew Fabian

Prof. Andrew Fabian

Brief Bio

    Professor Fabian has been active in professional astronomy since the early 1970s, having received his degrees from the University of London. His current areas of research include galaxy clusters, active galactic nuclei, strong gravity, black holes and the X-ray background. Much of his research involves X-ray astronomy and high energy astrophysics. He has used data from almost all cosmic X-ray satellites launched. He is a Royal Society Research Professor at the Institute of Astronomy, of the University of Cambridge (since 1982) and is the head of the X-ray astronomy group there. He was Vice-Master of Darwin College, Cambridge from 1997-2012. He has won several awards including the Dannie Heineman Prize for Astrophysics from the American Astronomical Society and the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society. He was the President of the Royal Astronomical Society from 2008-2010, and Editor-in-Chief of the Astronomy Journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society from 1994-2008.


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