Dr. Tahir Yaqoob received an undergraduate degree in Physics from the University of of Oxford, England, in 1986. He obtained a Ph.D. in astrophysics from the University of Leicester, England, in 1990. In the period 1990-1992 T. Yaqoob held a Royal Astronomical Society research fellowship at the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science in Japan (now ISAS/JAXA), and the Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge (England). From 1992-2000 T. Yaqoob worked on a variety of NASA research projects at the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, USA. T. Yaqoob is currently a Principal Research Scientist at Johns Hopkins University, USA, and has continued to work on NASA-funded research projects. T. Yaqoob has more than 20 years of experience in X-ray astronomy, high-energy astrophysics, and theoretical modeling of physical processes in astrophysical sources. T. Yaqoob has extensive experience with working with data from every X-ray astronomy mission since EXOSAT. Active galaxies, quasars, and compact objects are particular interests. T. Yaqoob has published papers concerning a variety of topics including active galaxies and quasars, compact object and black-hole physics, X-ray binary systems, the ``bullet'' cluster of galaxies, statistics, numerical and Monte Carlo simulations, radiative transfer, and data anlaysis methods.
Biography Updated on 14 October 2010