Roger Blandford

“I am constantly surprised by how much thrilling discovery and enduring measurement in astrophysics and cosmology we are still getting out of our telescopes. The subject is still very young and I feel privileged to be working at such a time.”


“I am very pleased with the way that everyone at Stanford (including SLAC) worked together to help make KIPAC the thriving institute it is today.”

Roger Blandford, Luke Blossom Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences; BA ’70, MA & PhD ’74, Magdalene College Cambridge

Roger worked at Caltech from ’76-’03 before coming to Stanford to start up the Kavli Institute of Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (KIPAC), which he directed from 2003-13. He was recently awarded the prestigious 2016 Crafoord Prize in Astronomy along with Roy Kerr, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, “for fundamental work concerning rotating black holes and their astrophysical consequences.”

Photographed in his office in the Physics and Astrophysics building on March 1, 2016.