Pawan Kumar

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Ph.D.             Astrophysics                                                                               1988

                       California Institute of Technology, Pasadena.

M. Tech          Computer Science                                                                       1980

                       Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India.

Scientific Positions Held

2/02-                Professor, Astrophysics, University of Texas, Austin.

8/96-1/02         Visiting Professor, IAS, Princeton.

9/92-7/96         Assistant Professor, MIT, Cambridge, MA.

2/95-6/95         Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.

9/88-3/89         Visiting scientist, Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

4/89-7/92         Scientist I & II at the High Altitude Observatory, Boulder

9/87-8/88         Postdoctoral fellowship, High Altitude Observatory, Boulder.


NSF Young Investigator Award 1994

Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow 1993

Graduate Student Council Teaching Award, MIT, 1993   (awarded to one person a year in the school of science

Vainu Bappu Memorial Gold Medal of the Indian Astronomical Society, 1992

Copernicus Lectures (May-June 2011) at the University of Ferrara, Italy

University of Texas BoV teaching excellence award 2014-15