Norbert Bartel

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Norbert Bartel is a Canadian physicist and astronomer, currently a Distinguished Research Professor at York University.[1][2]


Studying in Germany, Bartel received a Vordiplom in Physics from University of Hamburg in 1972 and a M.Sc. Diplom in Physics from the University of Bonn, in 1975. He received a PhD in Physics and Astronomy from the University of Bonn and the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy in 1978.[3]


From 1983 until 1992 Bartel was a research associate at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. In 1992, he joined the faculty of the York University Department of Physics and Astronomy.[1]

His research involves using very-long-baseline interferometry (VLBI) radio astronomy to study the structure and evolution of supernova remnants, pulsar wind nebulae and active galactic nuclei.[4][5]

Awards and recognition[edit]

In 1978, Bartel received the Max Planck Society Otto Hahn Medal. In 2006, he was appointed a Distinguished Research Professor at York University.[6]


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  2. ^ "Bartel, Norbert". Retrieved January 29, 2017.
  3. ^ Bartel, Norbert. "Curriculum Vitae". Retrieved 2018-10-19.
  4. ^ "Radio Telescopes Reveal Youngest Stellar Corpse". Retrieved 2018-10-19.
  5. ^ "Youngest Black Hole Found? - Universe Today". Universe Today. 2004-06-11. Retrieved 2018-10-19.
  6. ^ "Distinguished Research Professors | Provost & Vice-President Academic". Retrieved 2018-10-19.