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Curriculum Vitae

Geoffrey W. Marcy

Present Position

  • Professor Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley, December 31, 2015-present.

Past Positions

  • Professor of Astronomy,University of California, Berkeley, 1999-2015
    Watson & Marilyn Alberts Chair in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, 2012-2015.
  • Adjunct Professor of Physics and Astronomy, San Francisco State University 1999-2015.
  • Distinguished University Professor, San Francisco State University, 1997-1999.
  • Professor of Physics and Astronomy, San Francisco State University, 1984-1996.
  • Carnegie Fellow, Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1982-1984.

Education

  • Ph. D., Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of California Santa Cruz, 1982
  • B. A. Double Major: Physics and Astronomy, UCLA, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1976

Awards

Major Lectures

Professional Management Experience

  • University of California Observatories Board, serving U.C. Office of the President
  • JPL Advisory Board to the Director
  • Office of Science Technology of the U.S., Astronomy & Astrophysics Advisory Committee, 2012-2015
  • Chair, University of California Astrophysics Task Force, 2011-2012
  • Member, Keck Observatory Science Steering Committee, 2010-2013
  • Director of Center for Integrative Planetary Science 2000-2012
  • Editor, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2008-2012
  • Member, University of California Observatories Advisory Committee, 2005-2012
  • Board of Councilors, American Astronomical Society, 1998-2000
  • Board of Directors, Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 1997-99
  • NASA Working Group: Origins of Solar Systems 1998-2000
  • NASA Working Group: Terrestrial Planet Finder 1998-2001
  • Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy (AAS) 1994-1997
  • Publications Board, Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 1997-2002

Research Achievements

  • Made First  Zeeman Measurements of Magnetic Fields for Solar-Type Stars
  • Found Paucity of Brown Dwarfs Orbiting Stars (The “Brown Dwarf Desert”)
  • Developed Method of Precise Doppler Measurements (3 meter/sec)
  • Discovered 70 of first 100 Extrasolar Planets Known
  • Found Evidence that Solar System May be Peculiar (Circular vs Eccentric Orbits)
  • Discovered First System of Planets Around a Sun-Like Star (Upsilon And)
  • Co-Discovered First Transiting Planet Around another Star (HD209458)
  • Discovered First Saturn-Mass Planets (HD46375, HD16141)
  • Discovered First Extrasolar Planet Orbiting Beyond 5 AU (55 Cancri d)
  • Co-Discovered First Neptune-Sized Planets: Gliese 436b and 55 Cancri e
  • Co-Discovered First Definitive Rocky Planet, Measuring its Density (Kepler-10b)
  • Occurance Rate of Earth-Size Planets around Sun-Like Stars (Petigura et al. 2014)

Selection of Courses Taught

  • Observational Techniques, Optical Lab: Astro 120 (UC Berkeley)
  • Introduction to Astrophysics: Astro 7A & 7B (UC Berkeley)
  • The Planets: Astro 12 (UC Berkeley)
  • Stellar Astrophysics: Astro 160 (UC Berkeley)
  • Electricity and Magnetism: Physics 241 (SFSU)
  • Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics (SFSU)
  • Laboratory Astrophysics (SFSU)
  • Laboratory for Electricity and Magnetism (SFSU)
  • Established Computerized Telescope and CCD Detector System, Instructional

Educational Scientific Outreach

  • ABC Nightline with Ted Koppel, Oct. 20, 1995
  • Spiegel TV (Germany) Oct. 29 1995
  • The McNeil-Lehrer News Hour, Jan. 18, 1996
  • CBS Nightly News, Jan. 18, 1996
  • The NBC Today Show (Bryant Gumbel) Jan. 19, 1996
  • TIME Magazine, Cover Story, Feb. 5, 1996
  • BBC “Horizons” (one-hour episode) March 11, 1996
  • California State Senate Certificate of Recognition, 1996, May 1
  • Washington Post Front Page: “Hunting New Worlds Far Afield”, Dec 25, 1996
  • BBC Television: “The Science of Star Trek”
  • NY Times Front Page: “In a Golden Age of Discovery, Faraway Worlds Beckon”, Feb.9, 1997
  • PBS NOVA: “Alien Worlds” (one-hour episode) aired Feb 18, 1997
  • The Learning Channel: “Alien Encounter” (one-hour episode) March, 1997
  • NEWSWEEK: 100 Americans for the Next Century, April 21, 1997
  • PBS: Mysteries of Deep Space: The Search for Other World”‘ (one-hour episode) April, 1997
  • Carl K. Seyfert Lecture in Astronomy address presented at A.J.Dyer Observatory, Vanderbilt University, Sept. 25, 1997
  • Commonwealth Club. “First Reconnaissance of Planetary System” address presented at the Sept. 11, 1997
  • The Explorers Club, “Confocal Cusp of Explorer”‘ address presented to Northern California Chapter, 18 Oct 1997
  • Karlis Kaufmanis Lecture” University of Minnesota, Oct. 23, 1997
  • Encyclopedia Encarta:  “The Discovery of Extrasolar Planets” 1998
  • “The Diversity of Planetary Systems”, Sky & Telescope, March 1998, vol. 95, #3, cover story (with R.Paul Butler)
  • Scientific American,“Giant Planets Orbiting Faraway Stars”, March, 1998.
  • NY Times Front Page: “A New Planet Discovered..”‘ June 26, 1998.
  • NY Times: “In New Discoveries, A Planetary Mystery”, January 10, 1999
  • CNN News, Newstand CNN-TIME, Jan 10, 1999
  • Sky and Telescope Article, pg 22, Feb 1999
  • NY Times: Front Page Science Times: “Search for New Planets Yields Confusion”, March 2, 1999
  • NY Times: Front Page :”At Long Last: Another Sun with a Family of Planets”, April 16, 1999
  • Ruth Northcott Lecturer for the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, July 3, 1999, Toronto
  • National Geographic “The Universe at the End of the 20th Century” Oct. 1999
  • “Extrasolar Planets”, Astronomy Magazine, March 2000, vol. 28, #3, cover story (with R.Paul Butler)
  • Guest on the “Late Show with David Letterman” 12 April 2001
  • 2001-2014 Dozens of Documentaries, BBC, NOVA, Science Channel, National Geographic, Discovery Channel.
  • NOVA 2014: Alien Planets Revealed

Publications

325 publications in refereed journals, 1980-2015.
27,746 citations

A list of all publications online (enter “Marcy” in upper left rectangular box):
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html