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Leon Van Speybroeck Wins 2002 Rossi Prize
Dr. Leon Van Speybroeck (left) was awarded the Rossi Prize of the High
Energy Astrophysics Division of the AAS. The prize is in
recognition of Leon's long involvement with X-ray optics, culminating
in the outstanding success of the X-ray telescope flown on the Chandra
I am an Astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for
My areas of interest are High Energy Astrophysics - mainly x-ray astronomy,
observational techniques (i.e., detectors), clusters of galaxies and
large scale structures. I have done some work on data and information
systems. I am currently the Associate Director of the High Energy
Astrophysics Division, and the Principal Investigator for the High
Resolution Camera for the Chandra X-ray Observatory (formally known as
the Advanced X-Ray Astrophysics Facility). I
also am PI for the Astrophysics Data System (ADS) that operates an
on-line abstract and literature service for astronomy.
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