Chicago Astronomy Degree Recipients
Alumnus of the Day: Rudolph E. Schild, 1966
Rudolph E. Schild
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1966
Astrophysicist, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Rudolph E. Schild (born January 10, 1940), PhD is an astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, who has been active since the mid-1960s. He has authored or contributed to over 250 papers, of which 150 are in refereed journals.
Schild is a proponent of "magnetospheric eternally collapsing objects" (MECOs), an alternative to black holes.