Melia, Fulvio

April 6, 2009, 1:59 pm
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Fulvio Melia, Ph.D.
Deptartments of Physics and Astronomy
University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona, USA

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Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Current Positions and Appointments

  • Associate Department Head, Physics, University of Arizona.
  • Professor, Department of Physics and Steward Observatory, University of Arizona, August 1994—present.
  • Joint Appointment, Professor of Astronomy, University of Arizona.
  • Member of the University of Arizona Theoretical Astrophysics Program.
  • Series Editor for Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Chicago Press, December 2004—present.
  • Associate Editor, The Astrophysical Journal (Letters), 2002—present.

Previous Appointments

  • Scientific Editor, The Astrophysical Journal, 1996—2002.
  • Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Physics and Steward Observatory, University of Arizona, August 1991—1994.
  • Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Northwestern University, August 1990—August 1991.
  • Asst. Professor, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Northwestern University, September 1987—August 1990.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, The Enrico Fermi Institute, The University of Chicago, 1985—1987.
  • Physics Instructor, Physics Department, MIT, January 1985—July 1985.
  • Research Assistant, Physics Department, MIT, 1981—1984.
  • Lecturer, Physics Department, MIT, 1980—1984.

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachussetts, 1985.
  • M.Sc. University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1980. Thesis - Physics.
  • M.A. State University Of New York At Stony Brook, 1980.
  • B.Sc. University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1978. Thesis - Physics (Highest University Honors; ranked first in class).

Books (Excluding Edited Volumes)

  • Cracking the Einstein Code (popular science), Melia, Fulvio. (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2008)
  • High-Energy Astrophysics (textbook), Melia, Fulvio. (Princeton University Press, 2007)
  • The Galactic Supermassive Black Hole (monograph), Melia, Fulvio. (Princeton University Press, May 2007)
  • Il Buco Nero al Centro della Nostra Galassia (popular science), Melia, Fulvio. (Bollati Boringhieri, August 2005)
  • Na Skraju Nieskonczonosci (popular science), Melia, Fulvio. (Wydawnictwo Amber, October 2005)
  • The Edge of Infinity: Supermassive Black Holes in the Universe (popular science), Melia, Fulvio. (Cambridge University Press, October 2003)
  • The Black Hole at the Center of Our Galaxy (popular science), Melia, Fulvio. (Princeton University Press, April 2003)
  • Electrodynamics (textbook), Melia, Fulvio. (The University of Chicago Press, September 2001)

Visit Fulvio Melia's books page.

Recent Publications

  • The Supermassive Black Hole at the Galactic Center - Annu. Rev. Astron. Astrophys. 2001. 39:309–52 (ARAA 39, 2001) [PDF]

Selected Publications

  • [164] Advances in Space Research, in press (2009): "Multiwavelength Views of a Bright Flare from the Galactic Center Supermassive Black Hole," Guillaume Trap et al., Fulvio Melia
  • [163] The University of Chicago Press, (October, 2009): "Cracking the Einstein Code," Fulvio Melia
  • [162] Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, in preparation (2008): "The Central Molecular Zone, the Far-Infrared-Radio Continuum Correlation and Secondary Electrons," Roland Crocker, David Jones, and Fulvio Melia
  • [161] The Astrophysical Journal, submitted (2008): "The Supermassive Black Hole M31* as Seen with Chandra and the VLA," Michale R. Garcia, Richard Hextall, Fred Baganoff, Jose Galache, Fulvio Melia et al.
  • [160] Nature, submitted (2008): "The Large-Scale Magnetic Field Amplitude of the Galactic Center Region," Roland M. Crocker, David Jones, Fulvio Melia et al.
  • [159] Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, submitted (2008): "Assessing the Environmental Impact on Star Formation for the Galactic Center Molecular Clouds," Marco Fatuzzo and Fulvio Melia
  • [158] The Astrophysical Journal (Letters), submitted (2006): "Periodic Modulations in an X-ray Flare from Sagittarius A*," G. Belanger, R. Terrier, O. de Jager, A. Goldwurm, and Fulvio Melia
  • [157] The Astrophysical Journal, submitted (2006): "MHD Simulations of Accretion onto Sgr A*: Quiescent Fluctuations, Outbursts, and Quasi-periodicity," Chi-kwan Chan, Siming Liu, Chris L. Fryer, Dimitrios Psaltis, Feryal Ozel, Gabriel Rockefeller, and Fulvio Melia
  • [156] International Journal of Modern Physics D, in press (2008): "Constraints on Dark Energy from the Observed Expansion of our Cosmic Horizon," Fulvio Melia
  • [155] Princeton University Press, (March, 2009): "High-Energy Astrophysics," Fulvio Melia

Complete list of refereed publications (primary literature) of Fulvio Melia, also available in the comprehensive ADS Abstract Service.

Fulvio Melia publishes in these journals: The Astrophysical Journal, Nature, MNRAS, Astronomy & Astrophysics.

Honors and Awards

  • Sir Thomas Lyle Fellow (Australia) for Distinguished International Visitors (2008).
  • Erskine Fellow (New Zealand) for Distinguished International Visitors (2007).
  • Book Series Editor for Theoretical Astrophysics, with the University of Chicago Press (2005 - present).
  • Galileo Circle Fellow, the highest recognition awarded by the College of Science (2005).
  • The Edge of Infinity selected as one of the year's best astronomy books worldwide, Astronomy 2005 Special Issue.
  • The Black Hole at the Center of Our Galaxy selected as one of the Outstanding Academic Books of 2003, by the American Library Association.
  • Associate Editor, The Astrophysical Journal Letters (2002 - 2007).
  • Fellow of the American Physical Society (2002).
  • Miegunyah Fellow (Australia) for Distinguished Fundamental Researchers (1999 - 2001).
  • Sir Thomas Lyle Fellow (Australia) for Distinguished International Visitors (1998 - 1999).
  • Scientific Editor, The Astrophysical Journal (1996 - 2002).
  • College of Science Distinguished Teaching Award, The University of Arizona (1998).
  • Invited member of the Defense Science Study Group, Institute for Defense Analysis (1996 - 1997).
  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellow in Physics (1989).
  • Presidential Young Investigator Award in Physics, from the National Science Foundation (1988).
  • Arthur H. Compton Fellow, the Enrico Fermi Institute, University of Chicago (1987).
  • Australian Commonwealth Postgraduate Research Award (1979).
  • The Dixson Research Scholarship, top graduating Physics student, Melbourne University (1979).
  • The John Tyndall Scholarship for advanced study and research, Melbourne University (1979).
  • The Professor Kernot Scholarship, awarded to the top student, Melbourne University (1979).
  • Class Valedictorian, School of Physics, Melbourne University (1978).
  • The Dixson Research Scholarship, top student in Applied Mathematics, Melbourne University (1976).
  • Australian Commonwealth Secondary Scholarship, St. John's College (1972).
  • Australian Commonwealth Junior Scholarship, St. John's College (1970).
  • The Andre Coindre Scholarship for General Proficiency, St. John's College (1969).

 

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Wallace, M. (2009). Melia, Fulvio. Retrieved from http://www.cosmosportal.org/view/article/138737

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