Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
Johns Hopkins University
3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218-2686
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Colin Norman was educated at the University of Melbourne in engineering, mathematics, and physics. He took his D. Phil at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. He was a Research Fellow at Magdalen College, Oxford and a Miller Fellow at University of California, Berkley. He joined the faculty of Leiden Observatory as an assistant professor Norman is a Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the Johns Hopkins University, and an Astronomer at the Space Telescope Science Institute since 1984. He works on both theoretical and observational astrophysics in areas including the formation, structure, and evolution of galaxies, the physics of active galaxies, quasars, and starburst galaxies, the structures of the intergalactic and interstellar media, star formation, particle astrophysics and exoplanets. He has recently founded the Institute for Planets and Life (IPL) with Jocelyne DiRuggiero (Biology) and Daniel Apai (STSCI) see http://astrobiology.stsci.edu/ to foster interdisciplinary studies in these areas at JHU, JHMI and APL.