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Frederick WalterProfessorPhysics and AstronomyCollege of Arts and Sciences
Frederick Walter is a galactic astronomer. His research interests include novae, neutron stars, Solar and stellar activity (flares and coronal mass ejections, and their effects on the Earth), and the formation of sun-like and low mass stars, brown dwarfs, and exoplanets. He has been consulted about Mars and Pluto. He observes regularly, using observatories in Chile and Arizona, and is a guest investigator on the Hubble Space Telescope and the Chandra and XMM-Newton X-ray observatories.
- PhD, University of Califonia
- SB, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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