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Reveling in his MacBook, Mike enters the 21st century.
Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3800
Phone: (631) 632 8226
Fax: (631) 632 8176
Email: michal.simon at sunysb.edu
Born Sept. 28, 1940; Prague, Czech Republic
1962, Harvard University
Ph.D. (Astronomy), 1967, Cornell University
2008-present: Professor Emeritus and Research Professor, Stony Brook
1997-2008: Professor of Astronomy, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Stony Brook
1969-1997: Asst. - Professor, Dept. of Earth and Space Sciences, Stony Brook; Chair, 1980-3
2006-present: Research Assoc., Dept. of Astrophysics, Am. Mus. of Nat. Hist., New York City
1998: Observatoire de Grenoble, France (visiting)
1991: MPI for Astronomie, Heidelberg, Germany (visiting)
1984: Arcetri Observatory, Florence, Italy (visiting)
1977, 1984: IfA, Univ. of Hawaii (visiting)
1969-1971: Postdoctoral Fellow, California Institute of Technology
Graduate Advisors: T. Gold and W.I. Axford
Postdoctoral Advisor: J. Greenstein
Doctoral Students: Miriam Forman,
Dan Gezari, Bob Stachnik, Giovanna Righini, Jackie Fischer,
Fred Hamann, Wen Ping Chen, Lisa Prato, Tracy Beck, Gail Schaefer, Chad Bender,
Josh Schlieder (current)
Postdoctorals: Giovanna Righini, Dara Norman
Research and Teaching
I am trying to improve our understanding of young stars and their formation as binaries.
My approaches include measurements of stellar mass, binary frequency,
and the properties of circumstellar disks. This research
uses state-of-the-art instrumentation in several areas of astronomy. Since
the research is often collaborative, it offers graduate students the
opportunity not only the opportunity to observe with instruments at the
forefront of modern astronomy, but also to work with
individuals who are expert in their use.
Specific recent results may be found in the NASA ADS listings and on astro-ph.
In retirement, my professional life has changed little except that I avoid faculty
meetings and do not have formal teaching assignments. I enjoy working with students.
My current teaching activity includes supervision of graduate students and undergraduate
research projects and, occasionally, an advanced topics seminar.