About the talk
Oxford University, UK
About the speaker
James Jeffrey Binney, FRS, FInstP is currently a Professor of Physics at the University of Oxford, where he is head of the Sub-Department of Theoretical Physics as well as a Professorial Fellow at Merton College. Binney is known principally for his work in theoretical galactic and extragalactic astrophysics, but he has made a number of contributions to areas outside of astrophysics as well.
He has received a number of awards and honours for his work, including the Maxwell Prize of the Institute of Physics in 1986, the Brouwer Award of the American Astronomical Society in 2003, and the Dirac Medal in 2010. He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society and a Fellow of the Institute of Physics, both in 2000.
He has authored over a hundred articles in peer-reviewed journals, as well as several textbooks, including Galactic Dynamics, which has long been considered the standard work of reference in its field.