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Philip R. Blanco

Calibration/Guest Observer Support Scientist, HEXTE

Center for Astrophysics & Space Sciences, 0424
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive,
La Jolla, CA 92093-0424.

Phone: +1 (619) 534-3718.
Fax: +1 (619) 534-2294.


Here they are: Baby Pictures!

Philip Blanco received his PhD in Astronomy from the University of Edinburgh in 1991 for his observations of active galaxies at UKIRT (thesis title: Testing unified models of active galaxies through infrared spectroscopy). After a 2-year SERC/NATO Fellowship at UCSD's Center for Astrophysics & Space Sciences (CASS) and 9 months working on IUE, Rosat and ASCA observations, Dr. Blanco joined the HEXTE team in 1994 to assist with instrument calibration, in-orbit checkout and guest observer support, and is in frequent contact with the RXTE GOF.

Dr. Blanco is the author of the HEXTE chapters in the XTE NASA Research Announcement and the XTE Instrument Operations Users' Guide, and (in case you hadn't noticed!) is also the HEXTE Webmaster. His scientific research interests include:

See the latest near-infrared imaging of the region containing the Bursting Pulsar, GROJ1744-28.

Dr. Blanco also established and continues to maintain the CASS preprint library, and is closely involved with the organization of the Marlar library and weekly informal seminars.

Recent Publications available online:

Personal links:

These have nothing to do with CASS, the University of California or its lackies:


Last updated 1996 December 5 by Philip Blanco