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Irwin I. Shapiro is an American astrophysicist. Since 1982, he has been a professor at Harvard University. [1] Shapiro was director of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics from 1982 to 2004[2][3].

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Irwin Shapiro was born in New York City in 1929. After graduating from Brooklyn Technical High School, Shapiro did an undergraduate in mathematics at Cornell University, and a master's and PhD in physics at Harvard University. Shapiro joined MIT Lincoln Laboratory in 1954 and became a professor of physics at MIT in 1967. In 1982, Shapiro became a professor at Harvard University and also director of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Irwin won the Charles A. Whitten Medal from the American Geophysical Union in 1991. In 1997, he became the First Timken University Professor.[1]

Shapiro's research includes using gravitational lenses to assess the age of the universe.

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  1. ^ a b "Shapiro Named First Timken University Professor". Harvert University Gazette. 1997-10-16. http://www.news.harvard.edu/gazette/1997/10.16/ShapiroNamedFir.html. Retrieved 2007-02-26.  
  2. ^ "Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Celebrates 25 Years". Harvert University Gazette. 1998-10-15. http://www.hno.harvard.edu/gazette/1998/10.15/Harvard-Smithso.html. Retrieved 2007-02-26.  
  3. ^ "Alcock to lead the CfA". Harvert University Gazette. 2004-05-20. http://www.news.harvard.edu/gazette/2004/05.20/01-alcock.html. Retrieved 2007-02-26.  

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