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Andrew King (astrophysicist)

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Residence  United Kingdom
Fields  Astrophysics
Alma mater  University of Cambridge
Academic advisor  George F. R. Ellis
Nationality  British
Doctoral advisor  George Ellis
Field  Astrophysics
Notable student  Graham Wynn
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Born  19 February 1947 (age 70) (1947-02-19)
Institutions  Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leicester
Doctoral students  Graham Wynn Christopher Nixon
Books  Engibear's Dream, Solving Problems with Desi, Engibear's Bridge, Auditory Neuroscience: Making S, Making fractions
Similar  Jeanne Liedtka, Israel Nelken, George F R Ellis

Andrew Robert King, (born 1947) is a British astrophysicist and Professor of Astrophysics in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Leicester. His previous institutions include University College London and the Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of Hamburg and a visiting position at the Observatoire de Paris. He currently holds visiting positions at the Astronomical Institute of the University of Amsterdam, and he is a Visiting Professor at Leiden University. He has served as Editor and now is Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the international astronomy journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.

His research started with his PhD in relativistic cosmology, working with his supervisor George F. R. Ellis at the University of Cambridge. He also worked with Stephen Hawking. He has worked in the fields of General Relativity, binary star evolution, accretion discs and active galactic nuclei.

In 2014 he received the Eddington Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society "for investigations of outstanding merit in theoretical astrophysics".

Selected publications

Books
  • Frank, Juhan; Andrew King; Derek Raine (2002) [1985]. Accretion Power in Astrophysics (3rd ed.). Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-62957-7. 
  • Pringle, James E.; Andrew King (2007). Astrophysical Flows. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-1-139-46444-4. 
  • King, Andrew (2012). Stars: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-163384-3. 
  • Papers
  • King, A. R.; Ellis, G. F. R. (1973). "Tilted homogeneous cosmological models". Communications in Mathematical Physics. 31 (3): 209–242. doi:10.1007/BF01646266. ISSN 0010-3616. 
  • King, A. R. (1988). "The Evolution of Compact Binaries". Royal Astronomical Society, Quarterly Journal. 29: 1–25. Bibcode:1988QJRAS..29....1K. 
  • King, A. R.; Davies, M. B.; Ward, M. J.; Fabbiano, G.; Elvis, M. (2001). "Ultraluminous X-Ray Sources in External Galaxies". The Astrophysical Journal Letters. 552 (2): L109. doi:10.1086/320343. ISSN 1538-4357. 
  • King, Andrew (2003). "Black Holes, Galaxy Formation, and the MBH-σ Relation". The Astrophysical Journal Letters. 596 (1): L27. doi:10.1086/379143. ISSN 1538-4357. 
  • King, A. R.; Pringle, J. E. (2006). "Growing supermassive black holes by chaotic accretion". Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters. 373 (1): L90–L92. doi:10.1111/j.1745-3933.2006.00249.x. ISSN 1745-3925. 
  • King, A. R.; Pringle, J. E.; Hofmann, J. A. (2008). "The evolution of black hole mass and spin in active galactic nuclei". Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 385 (3): 1621–1627. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2008.12943.x. ISSN 0035-8711. 
  • King, Andrew; Pounds, Ken (2015). "Powerful Outflows and Feedback from Active Galactic Nuclei". Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics. 53 (1): 115–154. doi:10.1146/annurev-astro-082214-122316. 
  • References

    Andrew King (astrophysicist) Wikipedia


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