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Paul Hickson

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Paul Hickson earned a doctorate in astrophysics from the California Institute of Technology in 1976. Soon after, he moved to the University of British Columbia, where he remains as a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Hickson's research interests include the study of quasars and active galactic nuclei, as well as the engineering of sophisticated astronomical instrumentation. He has served in various advisory groups, including for the twin Gemini telescopes, located in Chile and Hawaii, and for the James Webb Space Telescope. He currently chairs the Science Advisory Committee for the Thirty Meter Telescope. Address: Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of British Columbia, 6224 Agricultural Road, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6T1Z1. Internet: hickson@physics.ubc.ca


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