Dr. Gibor Basri

Dr. Gibor Basri is considered a pioneer and expert in brown dwarfs, best known for his work with the 10-meter Keck Telescope

Degree(s): Physics, Astrophysics

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Undergraduate Institution: Stanford University

Graduate Institution: University of Colorado at Boulder

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Photo Credit: University of California at Berkely Astronomy Department

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Dr. Gibor Basri is a former professor at the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Basri is considered a pioneer and expert in brown dwarfs, best known for his work with the 10-meter Keck Telescope, which helped his team confirm the existence of brown dwarfs in 1995. From 2006 to 2007, Basri served as the acting chair for the Astronomy Department at the University of California Berkeley, and in 2007, he was named Vice Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion. Dr. Basri has written nearly 200 publications with over 7,000 citations attached to his work.

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