Chryssa Kouveliotou

Titels Prof. dr.
Initials C.
Main position Hoogleraar, George Washington University
Chair High Energy Astrophysics
Domain Natural Sciences and Engineering
Membership Foreign Member
Since 2015
Foreign Member of Natural Sciences and Engineering
Employed by George Washington University, Physics Department
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Chryssa Kouveliotou (born in 1953) is recognised worldwide for her work in high-energy astrophysics. She has made fundamental contributions to determining the origins of gamma-ray bursts, the most powerful and brightest explosions in the universe. They are caused by colliding neutron stars or the collapse of massive stars into black holes. She has also been at the forefront of international research into magnetars, neutron stars with the most extreme magnetic fields in nature.