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Chris Impey


Chris Impey is a university distinguished professor of astronomy and associate dean of the College of Science at the University of Arizona. He has over 180 refereed publications on observational cosmology, galaxies and quasars. His research has been supported by $20 million in NASA and NSF grants. He has won 11 teaching awards, and has taught two online classes with over 130,000 enrolled. Impey is a past vice president of the American Astronomical Society and he has been an NSF Distinguished Teaching Scholar, Carnegie Council’s Arizona Professor of the Year and, most recently, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor. He’s written more than 50 popular articles on cosmology and astrobiology, two introductory textbooks, a novel called "Shadow World" and eight popular science books: "The Living Cosmos," "How It Ends," "Talking About Life," "How It Began," "Dreams of Other Worlds," "Humble Before the Void," "Beyond: The Future of Space Travel" and, his new book, "Einstein’s Monsters: The Life and Times of Black Holes."

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Books:
Einstein's Monsters
Science / Medicine / Technology
W.W. Norton
November 2018
ISBN 9781324000938
Hardcover, 304 pages
$26.95, INSTORE
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The astonishing science of black holes, and their role in understanding the history and future of our universe.

Beyond: Our Future in Space
Science / Medicine / Technology
W.W. Norton
March 2016
ISBN 9780393352153
336 pages
$16.95, INSTORE
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Beyond dares to imagine a fantastic future for humans in space and then reminds us that we re already there. More/less

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