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astronomer

Thomas Leo Wilson, American astronomer. Recipient Max-Planck-Forschungspreis, Humboldt-Stiftung, Bonn, Germany, 1990. Member of American Astronomical Society, International Union Radio Science, International Astronomical Union, Sigma Xi.

Background

Wilson, Thomas Leo was born on December 14, 1942 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Thomas William and Anna Mae Wilson.

Education

Bachelor of Science, St. Joseph's College, Philadelphia, 1964. Doctor of Philosophy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1969.

Career

Senior staff scientist Max-Planck-Institute Radioastronomy, Bonn, Germany, 1969—2003. Alma project scientist European Southern Observatory, Munich, 2004—2006, associate director, 2006—2009. Senior scientist American Latino Media Arts, Chile, 2009—2010.

Head RIOS Branch, United States Naval Research Laboratory, since 2010. Chairman science advisory committee Institute Radioastronomy in Millimeters, Grenoble, France, 1988—1989. Member time allocation committee Infrared Space Telescope, 1993—1995.

Georgia Miller professor University Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, 1995. Director Sub Millimeter Telescope, Tuscon, 1997—2002.

Works

Membership

Member of American Astronomical Society, International Union Radio Science, International Astronomical Union, Sigma Xi.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Music.

Connections

Married Ursula Elizabeth Scholl, December 4, 1970. Children: Thomas Sebastian, Katharina Anna.

father:
Thomas William

mother:
Anna Mae Wilson

spouse:
Ursula Elizabeth Scholl

children:
Thomas Sebastian Wilson

Katharina Anna Wilson