Anthony C. Readhead


Education: 
  • University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg - Physics - B.Sc. 1966
  • University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg - Physics - B.Sc. 1968 (Hons. First Class)
  • University of Cambridge, Cavendish Laboratory - Radio Astronomy - Ph.D. 1972
  • University of Cambridge, Cavendish Laboratory - Radio Astronomy - 1972--1977
  • California Institute of Technology - Astronomy - 1974--1976


Professional Experience: 

Appointments

  • 2007-- Director, Owens Valley Radio Observatory - Caltech
  • 2006-- Director, Chajnantor Observatory - Caltech
  • 2000-- Barbara and Stanley Rawn Jr. Professor of Astronomy - Caltech
  • 1990-1992-- Executive Officer of Astronomy - Caltech
  • 1990-- Professor of Astronomy - Caltech
  • 1981-1990-- Professor of Radio Astronomy - Caltech
  • 1981-1986-- Director, Owens Valley Radio Observatory - Caltech
  • 1979-1981-- Senior Research Associate - Caltech
  • 1977-1979-- Senior Research Fellow - Caltech
  • 1974-1976-- Visiting Research Fellow - Caltech
  • 1972-1977-- Royal Society Weir Research Fellow - Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge

Professional Societies

  • The American Astronomical Society
  • The Royal Astronomical Society
  • The International Union of Radio Science

Selected Awards: 
  • 1995 - Elected to the United States National Academy of Sciences
  • 1995 - Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Selected Publications: 
  1. Readhead, A.C.S. 1994, Ap.J., 426, 51, "Equipartition Brightness Temperature and the Inverse Compton Catastrophe'
  2. Readhead, A.C.S., Taylor, G.B., Xu, W., Pearson, T.J., Wilkinson, P.N. and Polatidis, A.G. 1996, Ap.J., 460, 612, "The Statistics and Ages of Compact Symmetric Objects'
  3. Leitch, E.M., Readhead, A.C.S., Pearson, T.J. and Myers, S.T. 1997, Ap.J.Letters, 486, L23, "An Anomalous Component of Galactic Emission'
  4. A. C. S. Readhead, B. S. Mason, C. R. Contaldi, T. J. Pearson, J. R. Bond, S. T. Myers, S. Padin, J. L. Sievers, J. K. Cartwright, M. C. Shepherd, and 11 other authors, 2004, ApJ, 609, 498--512, "Extended Mosaic Observations with the Cosmic Background Imager.'
  5. A. C. S. Readhead, S. T. Myers, T. J. Pearson, J. L. Sievers, B. S. Mason, C. R. Contaldi, J. R. Bond, R. Bustos, P. Altamirano, C. Achermann, L. Bronfman, J. E. Carlstrom, J. K. Cartwright, S. Casassus, C. Dickinson, W. L. Holzapfel, J. M. Kovac, E. M. Leitch, J. May, S. Padin, D. Pogosyan, M. Pospieszalski, C. Pryke, R. Reeves, M. C. Shepherd, S. Torres 2004, Science, 306, 836--844, "Polarization Observations with the Cosmic Background Imager.'
Anthony C. Readhead
Address: 
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Pasadena, CA 91109