David Russell

Program Head of Physics; Associate Professor of Physics Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: BSc, MSc, University of Hertfordshire; PhD, University of Southampton

Research Websites: Center for Astro, Particle, and Planetary Physics

Research Areas: Black Holes, Neutron Stars


Dave Russell's research interests concern accreting compact objects - black holes and neutron stars - and their energetic output in the form of radiation and jets. His work, analyzing a wealth of broadband (radio-infrared-optical-ultraviolet-X-ray) observations of X-ray binaries, has led to a deeper understanding of the accretion process in the extreme gravitational fields near compact objects. He has written a review chapter entitled Powerful jets from accreting black holes: evidence from the optical and infrared in the textbook Black Holes and Galaxy Formation (Nova Science Publishers, Inc.).

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