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Dr. Francis A. Primini

Center for Astrophysics


Throughout my career, my overriding goal has been to detect and characterize compact x-ray sources in diverse astronomical settings. I have been a member of catalog project teams for four X-ray Astronomy missions, and have contributed to the algorithm development and testing of nu- merous packages to detect and characterize the properties of x-ray sources. For both the First and Second Chandra Source Catalogs, I have had the primary responsibility for aperture photometry for compact sources, and for the full statistical characterization of the catalog.

B.S. R.P.I., 1972; PhD M.I.T., 1977