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Richard Townsend

Richard Townsend

Expert on the structure and evolution of stars

Professor, astronomy College of Letters and Science Work: 608-262-1752 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • winds, mass-loss and outflows from stars
  • stellar magnetic fields and their influence on mass-loss
  • asteroseismology -- measuring the internal structure of stars from their surface oscillations


  • Blackwell prize, Royal Astronomical Society, for best UK PhD thesis in Astronomy, 1997
  • Member, American Astronomical Society (AAS) and International Astronomy Union (IAU)
  • Vice-Chair, IAU Working Group on Active B Stars