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Ramesh Narayan

Thomas Dudley Cabot Professor of the Natural Sciences
Department of Astronomy, Harvard University


Narayn is the Thomas Dudley Cabot Professor of the Natural Sciences in the Astronomy Department, Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian, Harvard University. Previously, he was on the faculty at the University of Arizona. He received a Ph.D. in Physics (1979) from Bangalore University, India.  He is a Member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, a Fellow of the Royal Society (London), a Fellow of The World Academy of Sciences, and an Honorary Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences.

Research Interests

Narayan is a broad-spectrum theorist with a particular interest in compact objects. His research spans a range of topics in high-energy astrophysics, including both black holes and neutron stars, spanning Galactic and extragalactic objects, and electromagnetic bands from radio to gamma-rays.

Honorary Affiliate: Stephen Hawking

In Memoriam

Former Honorary Affiliate

Dennis Stanton Avery and Sally Tsui Wong-Avery Director of Research, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge Physics

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