Professor

Irwin Ira Shapiro

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Physicist; Astronomer; Educator; Observatory administrator
Area
Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Specialty
Astronomy, Astrophysics, and Earth Sciences
Member Since
1969

Irwin Shapiro is the Timken University Professor at Harvard University. His research focused on radio and radar techniques and their applications to astrometry, astrophysics, geophysics, planetary physics, and tests of theories of gravitation. He is also interested in pre-college and college science education, curriculum development, and teacher training. His honors include about a dozen national and international awards from astronomy, geophysics, and physics societies. He is also a member of other honor societies.

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