Rudolph Schild

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Rudolph E. Schild (born January 10, 1940), PhD is an astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, who has been active since the mid-60s.[1] He has authored or contributed to over 250 papers, of which 150 are in refereed journals.[2] He is married to mezzo soprano Jane Struss, who teaches voice at Longy School of Music.[1]

Schild is a proponent of "magnetospheric eternally collapsing objects" (MECOs),[3][4] an alternative to black holes.[5] These results are often published in Journal of Cosmology, an astronomy journal edited by Schild himself,[6] while his other research is published in mainstream astronomy journals such as MNRAS and the Astronomical Journal. Dr. Schild's work on MECOs has also been published in the Astronomical Journal.


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  3. ^ Rudolph E. Schild et al. Observations Supporting the Existence of an Intrinsic Magnetic Moment inside the Central Compact Object within the Quasar Q0957+561, The Astronomical Journal, 132, 420 (2006)
  4. ^ R.E. Schild; D.J. Leiter (2010). "Black Hole or MECO? Decided By a Thin Luminous Ring Structure Deep Within Quasar Q0957+561" (PDF). Journal of Cosmology 6: 1400. arXiv:0806.1748. Bibcode:2010JCos....6.1400S. 
  5. ^ I. Sample (30 July 2006). "US team's quasar probe sinks black hole theory". The 
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