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Jonathan Grindlay

Jonathan Grindlay

Jonathan Grindlay is the Paine Professor of Astronomy at Harvard and current Chair of the Harvard Department of Astronomy. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard in 1971, was a Harvard Junior Fellow through 1974, then a research scientist at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory before joining the Harvard faculty as Assistant Professor in 1976. He was promoted to Professor in 1981, and Paine Professor in 2001. His primary research interests are in high energy astrophysics and the study of compact objects (white dwarfs, neutron stars and black holes) in x-ray binaries. A particularly long-standing interest and activity is the study of compact binaries in globular clusters, from the early days of x-ray astronomy through present observations with HST and the Chandra X-ray Observatory. He is fortunate to have supervised the thesis research of a number of students in this work, including Professors Cool and Bailyn.