|Roger David Blandford|
28 August 1949 |
|Institutions||Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology
|Alma mater||Magdalene College, Cambridge
St John's College, Cambridge
California Institute of Technology
Institute for Advanced Study
|Doctoral advisor||Martin Rees|
|Doctoral students||Lars Hernquist
|Notable awards||Helen B. Warner Prize (1982)
Dannie Heineman Prize for Astrophysics (1988)
Eddington Medal (1999)
Roger David Blandford FRS is an astronomer and astrophysicist. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society, Member of the U.S. National Academy of Science, and Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is currently Pehong and Adele Chen director of the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (KIPAC), Professor at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) and Luke Blossom Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University.
Early life 
He was born in Grantham and grew up in Birmingham.
He is famous in the astrophysical community for the Blandford-Znajek Process which is a model for the extraction of energy from a black hole. In April 2005 he wrote a letter to the astronomy community showing his concern about the George W. Bush administration US space science policy.
He is also the chair of Astro2010, the decadal survey that helps define and recommend funding priorities for U.S. astronomy research in the upcoming decade. The Astro2010 was released August 13, 2010.
- Helen B. Warner Prize for Astronomy (1982)
- Dannie Heineman Prize for Astrophysics (1998)
- Eddington Medal (1999)
- Humboldt Prize (2011)
- SLAC HEP Faculty: Roger Blandford
- Exploring the Universe - Physics Today April 2005
- "2013 winners of the RAS awards, medals and prizes". Royal Astronomical Society. 10 January 2013. Retrieved 12 January 2013.
- Faculty webpage of Roger Blandford at Stanford University
- Prof Roger Blandford, FRS at Debrett's People of Today
- Blandford's Public Lecture on Black Holes: The End of Time or a New Beginning, Part of the Silicon Valley Astronomy Lecture Series