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Fiona A. Harrison

Harold A. Rosen Professor of Physics; Kent and Joyce Kresa Leadership Chair, Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy
Fiona Harrison
Contact information for Fiona A. Harrison
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Mail Code: MC 103-33
Office: 293 Cahill Astrophysics (17)
Phone: 626-395-4241
A.B., Dartmouth College, 1985; Ph.D., University of California, 1993; D.techn.h.c., Danish Technical University. Robert Millikan Research Fellow, Caltech, 1993-95; Assistant Professor of Physics, 1995-99; Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy, 1999-2001; Associate Professor 2001-2005; Professor, 2005-13; Rosen Professor, 2013-; Division Chair; 2015-; Kresa Leadership Chair, 2015-.
Research Areas: Physics; Astronomy

Research Interests

Observational and Experimental High-Energy Astrophysics

NuSTAR Credit: Orbital Sciences Corporation

My research focuses on high-energy observations of black holes, neutron stars and other energetic phenomena with the NuSTAR telescope and other X-ray and gamma ray facilities.  We also develop new detectors, optics and missions for NASA.  My research group page can be found here

I have an exciting new project - the Ultraviolet Explorer (UVEX) that will follow up gravitational wave events, explore the lowest mass galaxies in the universe, and much, much more.   We are developing new detectors for UVEX, and there are opportunities for students to become involved and help build a space mission.

[Image credits: Bob Paz; Orbital Sciences Corporation]