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John Kormendy

Professor Emeritus
Department of Astronomy

Curtis T. Vaughan, Jr. Centennial Chair in Astronomy


Postal Address
, TX 78712

B.Sc., University of Toronto, ON, Canada (1970)
Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA (1976)

Research Interests
Supermassive black holes in galactic nuclei; structure and dynamics of galaxies; secular evolution of galaxies; dark matter; galaxy formation and evolution.

Group Areas
Black Holes & AGN, Secular Evolution, Dark Matter

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  • 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 - )
  • National Academy of Sciences (Elected 2020)

Please see http://chandra.as.utexas.edu