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Astrophysicist , physicist

Richard Lee Blake, American Physicist, astrophysicist. Achievements include numerous applications of x-ray spectroscopy; pioneer work in solar x-ray imaging and spectroscopy. High Alternate Observatory fellow, 1963; United States Navy scholar Rensselaer Polytech. Institute, 1955-1959.

Background

Blake, Richard Lee was born on March 8, 1937 in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, United States. Son of Robert Albert and Ica Virginia (Yost) Blake.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Physics, Rensselaer Polytech. Institute, 1959; Doctor of Philosophy in Astro-Geophysics, U. Colorado, 1968.

Career

Astronomer, United States Naval Research & Laboratory, Washington, 1959-1963; assistant professor astrophysics department astronomy Enrico Fermi Institute, University of Chicago, 1968-1974; member of staff, Los Alamos (New Mexico) National Laboratory, since 1974.

Achievements

  • Achievements include numerous applications of x-ray spectroscopy. Pioneer work in solar x-ray imaging and spectroscopy.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor over 40 articles to professional journals.

Membership

Board of directors S.W. Association on Indian Affairs, Santa Fe, 1983-1987. Lieutenant United States Navy, 1959-1963. Member American Physical Society, Santa Fe Archaeol.

Society (president 1985).

Connections

Married Donna Jean Wells, December 23, 1963 (divorced). Married Dorothy Ortner, February 14, 1986. 1 child, Aaron Mathew Sandoski.

father:
Robert Albert Blake

mother:
Ica Virginia (Yost) Blake

spouses:
Donna Jean Wells

Dorothy Ortner

child:
Aaron Mathew Sandoski Blake