Institute of Astronomy

Prof Christopher Reynolds

Research

Professor Christopher Reynolds has broad interests in observational and theoretical high-energy astrophysics.  Much of his current work centres on the astrophysics of black holes and the role that they play in the Universe, addressing three specific themes -- observational probes of relativistic physics close to black holes, theoretical studies of accretion disks, and theoretical studies of the influence that supermassive black holes have on galactic-scale structure formation. 

Career

2017 - now  : Plumian Professor of Astronomy, IoA, Univ. of Cambridge
2009 - 2017 : Professor of Astronomy, Univ. of Maryland, College Park, USA
2005 - 2009 : Associate Professor of Astronomy, Univ. of Maryland
2001 - 2005 : Assistant Professor of Astronomy, Univ. of Maryland
1998 - 2001 : Sr. Research Assoc., JILA, Univ. of Colorado Boulder CO, USA
1996 - 1998 : Research Assoc., JILA, Univ. of Colorado Boulder CO, USA

Other appointments:
2018 - now : Deputy Director, IoA, Univ. of Cambridge
2018 - now  : Fellow, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge
2018 - now  : Adjunct Professor, Univ. of Maryland
2013 - 2014 : Director, Astronomy CTC, Univ. of Maryland
2010 - 2013 : Director, Joint Space Sci. Inst. (JSI), Univ. of Maryland

Notable service:
2018 - now  : AAS High-Energy Astrophysics Division, Past Chair
2016 - now  : NASA/Lynx Science & Technology Definition Team, member.
2016 - 2018 : AAS High-Energy Astrophysics Division, Chair
2013            : NASA Astrophysics Roadmap, committee member
2009 - 2010 : Astro2010 Decadal Survey, GCT Science Panel member

 

 

Qualifications

1996 : Ph.D., IoA & Trinity College, Univ. of Cambridge
1993 : MMath ("Part III Maths"), Trinity College, Univ. of Cambridge
1992 : B.A. (Theor. Physics), Trinity College, Univ. of Cambridge

 

Awards and Prizes

2015 : Sackler Visiting Fellow (IoA, Univ. Cambridge)
2014 : Simons Fellow in Theoretical Physics
2013 : Hintze Lecturer (Univ. of Oxford)
2013 : NCU/Delta Young Astronomer Lecturer Award (Taiwan)
2012 : Biermann Lecturer (Max Planck Inst. for Astrophysics, Garching)
2005 : Helen B. Warner Prize
1998 : Hubble Fellowship
1993 : Tyson Medal (Univ. Cambridge)

 

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