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Powell's Books Presents Emily Levesque in Conversation With Jonathan McDowell


Jan 19, 2022 04:18 PM

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Emily Levesque
Emily Levesque is a professor at the University of Washington and lives in Seattle. She received her SB in physics from MIT and a PhD from the University of Hawaii. She has won the American Astronomical Society's Annie Jump Cannon Award and Newton Lacy Pierce Prize, among other awards.
Jonathan McDowell
Dr. Jonathan McDowell is an astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, MA. A staff member of the Chandra X-ray Center, he studies black holes, quasars and X-ray sources in galaxies, as well as developing data analysis software for the X-ray astronomy community. Dr. McDowell has a B.A in Mathematics and a Ph.D in Astrophysics from the University of Cambridge, England, and has previously worked at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, the Jodrell Bank radio observatory and NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center. He is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and an American Astronomical Society Fellow. He has won the Sir Arthur Clarke Award for Individual Space Achievement, the Prix Alexandre Ananoff of the French Astronomical Society for contributions to astronautics culture and popularization, and the Geoffrey Pardoe Space Award of the Royal Aeronautical Society for service to the space industry. The asteroid (4589) McDowell was named after him in 1993.