Brian Metzger, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Astrophysics, Columbia University

Brian Metzger received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa and his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in 2009. From 2009-2012 he was a NASA Einstein Fellow at Princeton, before joining the Columbia Department of Physics in 2013. Metzger’s research is in theoretical high energy astrophysics, on topics including gamma-ray bursts; supernovae; fast radio bursts; accretion processes; compact objects; nucleosynthesis (astrophysical origin of the elements); and the electromagnetic counterparts of gravitational wave sources. He was recently awarded the 2018 New Horizons Breakthrough Prize in Physics and the 2019 Bruno Rossi Prize of the American Astronomical Society.

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