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1959 Harvard University A.B. in Physics and Chemistry
1964 University of Chicago Ph.D. in Astrophysics
1964-65 University of Cambridge (England) Postdoctoral Fellow
1965-66 Princeton University Research Associate and Lecturer
1966-68 Princeton University Assistant Professor
1968-71 Princeton University Associate Professor
1971- Princeton University Professor
1979-1995 Princeton University Chairman, Department of Astrophysical Sciences
1979-1995 Princeton University Director, Princeton University Observatory
1982-2002 Princeton University Charles A. Young Professor of Astronomy
1982-84, 1986 Princeton University Press Member of the Editorial Board and Trustee
1987 Harvard University Visiting Professor
1984-85, 1987 Smithsonian Institute Regents Fellow
1990 University of California-Berkeley Visiting Miller Professor
1992 University of Chicago H.D., Doctor of Science
1995-2001 Princeton University Provost
1997-2007 American Museum of Natural History Trustee
2001-2004 Univ. of Cambridge (England) Plumian Professor of Astronomy & Experimental Philosophy, IoA
2002 University of Cambridge (England) Master of Arts
2004-2005 Distinguished Visitor Institute for Advanced Study
2005-2009 Director
Princeton Institute for Computational Science and Engineering (PICSciE)

2008-2012, 2012-2016

US National Academy of Sciences
2012 - Princeton University Charles A. Young Professor Emeritus
2012 - Princeton University Senior Research Scholar
2012-2017 Columbia University Professor of Astronomy

Professional Societies

1963- American Astronomical Society
  1978-80 Councilor
  1988-89 Chairman, Committee on Astronomy and Public Policy
1966- International Astronomical Union
  1978-81 U. S. Representative
  1988-91 Commission 48, High Energy, Vice President
  1991-94 Commission 48, High Energy, President
1974- National Academy of Sciences
  1977-78, 1987-88, 1993 Astronomy Representative, Class Membership Committee
  1977-80 Assembly of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
  1987-91 Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics and Resources
  1992-95 Committee on Astronomy and Astrophysics
  1992-95 Council Member
  1993-95 Board of Governors
  1994-95 Audit Committee

1969-73, 1978-83, 1988-91

Executive Committee of Decennial Surveys
  2002-03 Chair, Committee to Examine the Methodology for the
Assessment of Research-Doctorate Programs; and
Member, Panel on Quantitative Measures

Chair committee to perform a Data Based Assesment of Research - Doctorate Program in the United States

  2008-12, 2012-2016

Board of Governors

1975- American Academy of Arts and Sciences
1994- Royal Astronomical Society, Fellow
1994- American Philosophical Society
1999- Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, Foreign Member
2007 Royal Society (London), Foreign Member


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