John Kormendy Curriculum Vitae

  • Address and telephone number
    Department of Astronomy
    University of Texas at Austin
    RLM 15.326
    Austin, TX 78712

    1 (512) 471 - 8191
    1 (512) 471 - 6016 (FAX)

  • Email address

  • Date and place of birth:
    June 13, 1948; Graz, Austria

  • Education

    BSc 1970, Honours Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry (Astronomy Division), University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    PhD 1976, Astronomy, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

  • Positions

    April 1976 - April 1978: Parisot Postdoctoral Fellow, Berkeley Astronomy Department, University of California, Berkeley, CA
    July - Sept 1978 and July - August 1980: Senior Visiting Fellow, Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England
    October 1978 - December 1979: Postdoctoral Fellow, Kitt Peak National Observatory, Tucson, AZ
    December 1979 - December 1989: Staff Member, Dominion Astrophysical Observatory, Victoria, BC, Canada
    January 1990 - January 2000: Professor of Astronomy, Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI
    January 2000 - Present: Curtis T. Vaughan, Jr. Centennial Chair in Astronomy, Department of Astronomy, University of Texas, Austin, TX

  • Awards

    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-Present)

  • Memberships

    American Astronomical Society
    Royal Astronomical Society
    International Astronomical Union

  • Other activities

    Lecturer (1982) Twelfth Advanced Course of the Swiss Society of Astronomy and Astrophysics, "Morphology and Dynamics of Galaxies", Saas-Fee, Switzerland

    Member (1984 - 1987) Scientific Advisory Council, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope

    Chairman, Scientific Organizing Committee, IAU Symposium 117, "Dark Matter in the Universe", Princeton, NJ; June 24 - 28, 1985

    Lecturer (1987) First Yellow Mountain Summer School on Physics and Astrophysics, "Origin, Structure and Evolution of Galaxies", Tunxi, Anhui, China

    Galaxies and Clusters Panel Member (1991) HST Cycle 2 Time Allocation Process

    Lecturer (1992) Nordic Summer School, "Galaxies: Structure, Formation and Evolution", Graeftavallen, Sweden

    Spring Lecturer (1995) Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University

    Member (2000 - 2003) Space Telescope Users Committee

    Lecturer (2011) XXIII Canary Islands Winter School, "Secular Evolution of Galaxies"

    Distinguished Lecture Series (2012): "The Structure and Evolution of Galaxies", The Lewiner Institute for Theoretical Physics, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

    Last update: March 28, 2014

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