Chicago Astronomy Degree Recipients
Alumnus of the Day: Rudolph E. Schild, 1966
Alumnus: 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.

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