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 - July 2017: Curtis T. Vaughan, Jr. Centennial Chair in Astronomy, Department of Astronomy, University of Texas, Austin, TX
    August 2017 - Present: Curtis T. Vaughan, Jr. Centennial Chair Emeritus 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

    Associate Editor (2004 - 2014) Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics

    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

    NOVA Lecture Series (2014) Nederlandse Onderzoekschool voor de Astronomie, The Netherlands

    Bishop Lecturer (April 24, 2015), Department of Astronomy, Columbia University

    Lecturer (2019) Summer School on Galactic Dynamics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

    Last update: July 19, 2019

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