Kenneth Kellermann

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Kenneth Irwin Kellerman (born July 1, 1937)[1] is an American astronomer at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory.[2][3] He is best known for his work on quasars. He won the Helen B. Warner Prize for Astronomy of the American Astronomical Society in 1971,[4] and the Bruce Medal of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific in 2014.

Kellerman was born in New York City to Alexander Kellerman and Rae Kellerman (née Goodstein). His paternal grandparents emigrated from Hungary and his maternal grandparents from Romania.[5][6][7]


  • Kellermann, K. I. (2014). "The Road to Quasars". Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union. 10: 190–195. arXiv:1412.7867. doi:10.1017/S1743921315002185.
  • Kellermann, K. I. (2014). "Radio Evidence for AGN Activity: Relativistic as Tracers of SMBHs". arXiv:1412.7866 [astro-ph.HE].
  • Kellermann, K. I. (2013). "The Discovery of Quasars". arXiv:1304.3627 [physics.hist-ph].
  • Kellermann, K. I. (2012). "Early Parkes Observations of Planets and Cosmic Radio Sources". arXiv:1210.0984 [astro-ph.IM].
  • Kellermann, K. I.; Cordes, J. M.; Ekers, R. D.; Lazio, J.; Wilkinson, P. (2009). "The exploration of the unknown". arXiv:0912.4441 [astro-ph.IM].
  • Kellermann, K. I.; Fomalont, E. B.; Mainieri, V.; Padovani, P.; Rosati, P.; Shaver, P.; Tozzi, P.; Miller, N. (2008). "The VLA Survey of the Chandra Deep Field South: I. Overview of the Radio Data". The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series. 179 (1): 71. arXiv:0806.0843. Bibcode:2008ApJS..179...71K. doi:10.1086/591055.
  • Kellermann, K. I.; Lister, M. L.; Homan, D. C.; Kovalev, Y. Y.; Kadler, M.; Cohen, M. C. (2009). "Kinematics of AGN and Quasar Jets". ASP Conf. Ser. 402 (2009): 173–178. arXiv:0803.1301. Bibcode:2009ASPC..402..173K.
  • Kellermann, K. I.; Kovalev, Y. Y.; Lister, M. L.; Homan, D. C.; Kadler, M.; Cohen, M. H.; Ros, E.; Zensus, J. A.; Vermeulen, R. C.; Aller, M. F.; Aller, H. D. (2007). "Doppler Boosting, Superluminal Motion, and the Kinematics of AGN Jets". Astrophysics and Space Science. 311 (1–3): 231–239. arXiv:0708.3219. Bibcode:2007Ap&SS.311..231K. doi:10.1007/s10509-007-9622-5.
  • Kellermann, K. I.; Lister, M. L.; Homan, D. C.; Vermeulen, R. C.; Cohen, M. H.; Ros, E.; Kadler, M.; Zensus, J. A.; Kovalev, Y. Y. (2004). "Sub-milliarcsecond Imaging of Quasars and Active Galactic Nuclei III. Kinematics of Parsec-Scale Radio Jets". The Astrophysical Journal. 609 (2): 539. arXiv:astro-ph/0403320. Bibcode:2004ApJ...609..539K. doi:10.1086/421289.
  • Kellermann, K. I. (2003). "Variability, Brightness Temperature, Superluminal Motion, Doppler Boosting, and Related Issues". arXiv:astro-ph/0304165.
  • Kellermann, K. I.; Lister, M. L.; Homan, D. C.; Ros, E.; Zensus, J. A.; Cohen, M. H.; Russo, M.; Vermeulen, R. C. (2002). "Superluminal Motion and Relativistic Beaming in Blazar Jets". arXiv:astro-ph/0211398.
  • Kellermann, K. I.; Richards, E. A. (1999). "The Nature of Microjansky Radio Sources and Implications for the Design of the Next Generation Very Sensitive Radio Telescopes". arXiv:astro-ph/9909083.
  • Kellermann, K. I.; Vermeulen, R. C.; Zensus, J. A.; Cohen, M. H. (1998). "Sub-milliarcsecond Imaging of Quasars and AGN". The Astronomical Journal. 115 (4): 1295. arXiv:astro-ph/9801010. Bibcode:1998AJ....115.1295K. doi:10.1086/300308.


  1. ^ American Men & Women of Science. 12th edition, Physical & Biological Sciences. New York: R.R. Bowker, 1971-1973.
  2. ^ "Finding Aid to the Papers of Kenneth I. Kellermann, 1965-2011".
  3. ^ "The Evolution of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory into a User Based Observatory," by Kenneth I. Kellerman and E. Bouton; presented at the 2007 AAS/AAPT Joint meeting.
  4. ^ American Astronomical Society website for the Warner Prize Archived 2010-12-22 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ 1910 United States Federal Census
  6. ^ 1930 United States Federal Census
  7. ^ 1940 United States Federal Census