Peter F. Michelson

Stanford University
Astrophysicist; Educator; Observatory staff member
Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Astronomy, Astrophysics, and Earth Sciences

Peter Michelson is The Luke Blossom Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences and Professor of Physics at Stanford University. The focus of his research for the past decade has been on the development and operation of a new orbiting observatory for observing high-energy gamma radiation generated by cosmic sources that include supermassive black holes and neutron stars. He is the Spokesperson for the Large Area Telescope investigation on the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope. This international collaboration has more than 200 members from 14 countries. His other research interests include gravitational wave detection.

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