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Bruno Rossi Professor of Physics
Associate Director for MIT of the Chandra X-ray Observatory Center
Name: Claude R. Canizares
Title(s): Bruno Rossi Professor of Physics
Phone: (617) 253-0879
Assistant: Gail Monahan (617) 253-6495
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Area of Physics:
- Ph.D. 1972, HARVARD UNIVERSITY
Selected Awards and Honors:
- American Academy of Arts and Sciences Member
- American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow
- American Physical Society Fellow
- National Academy of Sciences Member
- National Associate
Professor Canizares is Vice President and the Bruno Rossi Professor of Physics at MIT. He has responsibility for MIT’s major international partnerships and oversees the MIT Lincoln Laboratory.
Claude Canizares is the Associate Director of the Chandra X-ray Observatory Center and a principal investigator on NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, having led the development of the Chandra High Resolution Transmission Grating Spectrometer. Canizares’s main research interests are high resolution x-ray spectroscopy and plasma diagnostics of supernova remnants and clusters of galaxies, X-ray studies of dark matter, X-ray properties of quasars and active galactic nuclei, and observational cosmology. He is author or co-author of more than 230 scientific papers.
Claude Canizares earned his BA, MA and PhD in physics from Harvard University. He came to MIT as a postdoctoral fellow in the Physics Department in 1971 and joined the faculty in 1974. Canizares has received several awards, including decoration for Meritorious Civilian Service to the United States Air Force, two NASA Public Service Medals, and the Goddard Medal of the American Astronautical Society.
X-ray Emission and Corona of the Young Intermediate Mass Binary q1 Ori E. D.P. Huenemoerder, N.S. Schulz, P. Testa, A. Kesich and C. R. Canizares, ApJ 707 942-953, 2009.
Spatially Resolved Chandra HETG Spectroscopy of the NLR Ionization Cone in NGC 1068. D.A. Evans, P.M. Ogle, H.L. Marshall, M.A. Nowak, S. Bianchi, M. Guainazzi, A.L. Longinotti, D. Dewey, N.S. Schulz, M.S. Noble, J. Houck, C.R. Canizares, Proceedings of "X-ray Astronomy 2009: Present Status, Multi-Wavelength Approach and Future Perspectives", Bologna, Italy, September 7-11, 2009, AIP, A. Comastri, M. Cappi, and L. Angelini (eds.)
Confirmation of X-Ray Absorption by WHIM in the Sculptor Wall. T. Fang, D. A. Buote, P.J. Humphrey, C.R. Canizares, L. Zappacosta, R. Maiolino, ApJ 714 1715-1724, 2010.
Dynamical Ne K Edge and Line Variations in the X-Ray Spectrum of the Ultra-compact Binary 0 4U 0614+091. N. S. Schulz, M. P. Nowak, D. Chakrabarty, C. R. Canizares, ApJ 725 2417-2425, 2010.
A Detection of an X-ray Wind and an Ionized Disk in the Chandra HETGS Observation of the Seyfert 2 Galaxy IRAS 18325-5926. P. Mocz, J.C. Lee, K. Iwasawa, C.R. Canizares, ApJ 729 30-41, 2011.
A Census of Baryons and Dark Matter in an Isolated, Milky Way-sized Elliptical Galaxy. P.H. Humphrey, D.A. Boute, C.R. Canizares, A.C. Fabian, J. M. Miller, ApJ 729 53-75, 2011.
Implications of X-Ray Line Variations for 4U1822-371. L. Ji, N. S. Schulz, M. A. Nowak, C. R. Canizares, ApJ 729102-112, 2011.
TGCat: The Chandra Transmission Grating Data Catalog and Archive. D. P. Huenemoerder, A. Mitschang, D. Dewey, M.A. Nowak, N.S. Schulz, J.S. Nichols, J.E. Davis, J.C. Houck, H.L. Marshall, M. S. Noble, D. Morgan, C.R.Canizares, The Astronomical Journal 141 129-139, 2011.
Detection of A Transient X-ray Absorption Line Intrinsic to the BL Lacertae Object H 2356-309. T. Fang, D.A. Boute, P.J. Humphrey, C.R. Canizares, ApJ 731 46-53, 2011.
Evolution and Hydrodynamics of the Very-Broad X-ray Line Emission in SN 1987A. D. Dewey, V.V. Dwarkadas, F. Haberl, R. Sturm, C.R. Canizares, ApJ 752 103-125, 2012.
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