Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

About the PNAS Member Editor
Name Bildsten, Lars
Location University of California, Santa Barbara
Primary Field Astronomy
Secondary Field Physics
 Election Citation
Bildsten thinks deeply about the many ways stars explode. He has analyzed a wide range of physical phenomena-thermonuclear instabilities, propagating combustion fronts, detonations, and stellar oscillations. Bildsten imagined new types of stellar explosions and helped observers find them. He is a leader of physics and of astronomy.

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