Roger Blandford Roger Blandford is a Luke Blossom Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences, and a Professor of Physics at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. He is also Pehong and Adele Chen Director at the Kavli Institute of Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology. He received his Ph.D from Magdalen College, Cambridge in 1974 and joined the California Institute of Technology in 1976. Since 2004 he has been the Chair, High Energy Astrophysics Division, American Astronomical Society.
His research focuses on the use of synchrotron radiation, and the development of new techniques, for the determination of atomic arrangements in physically interesting non-crystalline materials, including liquids. He is interested in cosmology; black hole astrophysics, gravitational lensing; galaxies; cosmic rays; neutron stars; white dwarfs.
Further information is available from his website.