Andrew Fabian

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Andrew Christopher Fabian
Born (1948-02-20) 20 February 1948 (age 66)
Residence Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom
Nationality Flag of the United Kingdom.svg British
Fields Astronomy
Institutions Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge
Darwin College, Cambridge
Alma mater King's College London
University College, London
Mullard Space Science Laboratory
Thesis The small scale isotropy of the cosmic X-ray background (1972)
Doctoral advisor Peter W. Sanford[1]
Doctoral students Carolin Crawford
Notable awards Fellow of the Royal Society (1996)
Bruno Rossi Prize (2001)
Order of the British Empire (2006)
Dannie Heineman Prize for Astrophysics (2008)
Gold Medal of the RAS (2012)

Andrew Christopher Fabian, OBE,[2] FRS (born 20 February 1948) is a British astronomer and astrophysicist. He is a Royal Society Research Professor at the Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge, and Vice-Master of Darwin College, Cambridge. He was the President of the Royal Astronomical Society from May 2008 through to 2010.[3] He is an Emeritus Professor of Astronomy at Gresham College, a position in which he delivered free public lectures within the City of London between 1982 and 1984.[4] He was also editor-in-chief of the astronomy journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. He was educated at King's College London (BSc, Physics) and University College London (PhD).

His current areas of research include galaxy clusters, active galactic nuclei, strong gravity, black holes and the X-ray background. He has also worked on X-ray binaries, neutron stars and supernova remnants in the past. Much of his research involves X-ray astronomy and high energy astrophysics. His notable achievements include his involvement in the discovery of broad iron lines emitted from active galactic nuclei, for which he was jointly awarded the Bruno Rossi Prize. He is author of over 800 refereed articles[5] and head of the X-ray astronomy group at the Institute of Astronomy.[6] Fabian was awarded the Dannie Heineman Prize for Astrophysics by the American Astronomical Society in 2008 and the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society in 2012.[7]

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