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Astrophysicist

David John Thompson, American Astrophysicist. Achievements include discoveries of two gamma ray pulsars and severalgamma ray blazars. Member American Physical Society, American Astronomical Society.

Background

Thompson, David John was born on January 11, 1945 in Cincinnati. Son of Martin Monroe and Jean Mildred (Beckert) Thompson.

Education

Bachelor, Johns Hopkins University, 1967; Doctor of Philosophy, U. Maryland., 1973.

Career

Research assistant, U. Maryland., College Park, 1969-1973; research associate, U. Maryland., College Park, 1973; astrophysicist, Goddard Space Flight Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Greenbelt, Maryland., since 1973. Member High Energy Management Operations Working Group, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1990-1992, member gamma ray astrophysics program working group, since 1994.

Achievements

  • Achievements include discoveries of two gamma ray pulsars and severalgamma ray blazars.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to science journals.

Membership

Member American Physical Society, American Astronomical Society.

Connections

Married Carlynn Jean Grumbles, May 27, 1972. Children: Lessa Anne, Kira Jo.

father:
Martin Monroe Thompson

mother:
Jean Mildred (Beckert) Thompson

spouse:
Carlynn Jean Grumbles

children:
Lessa Anne Thompson

Kira Jo Thompson