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William Forman

Center for Astrophysics


Bill Forman’s main interests are in X-ray astronomy with a focus on galaxies, clusters, cosmology, and active galaxies. His current interests center on feedback from active galactic nuclei, the interaction of radio plasma with X-ray emitting hot gas, the microphysics of the intracluster medium plasma, and the formation and growth of galaxy clusters. In his research, he uses the Chandra and XMM-Newton Observatories. In addition to science activities, Forman led the CfA's High Energy Astrophysics Division as associate director for over a decade.

Haverford College (BA 1969) Harvard University (PhD 1973)