Stephen Thorsett

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Birthday
3, 1964
Birthplace
Connecticut
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
3, 1964 (age 54)
Birthplace
Connecticut

About

American astronomer and academic who studied gamma ray bursts and radio pulsars. His research help test the theory of general relativity.

Before Fame

He studied mathematics at Minnesota's Carleton College and later received his Ph.D. in physics from Princeton University.

Trivia

He taught at the University of California, Santa Cruz and later became president of Willamette University.

Family Life

He and his twin brother, David, were the sons of Karen Thorsett and biology professor Grant Thorsett.

Associated With

He was the recipient of a Robert Millikan physics research fellowship at Caltech following his graduation from Princeton.