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Professor Christopher Morgan

Associate Professor Christopher W. Morgan


  • Ph.D., 2008, The Ohio State University
  • M.S., 2004, The Ohio State University
  • B.S., 1995, Vanderbilt University

Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor, U.S. Naval Academy (2013 - present)
  • Assistant Professor, U.S. Naval Academy (2008 - 2013)
  • Graduate Research Fellow, The Ohio State University (2002-2008)
  • Submarine Officer, U.S. Navy (1995 - 2002)

Astrophysical Research Interests

I am interested in the physics of quasars, the most luminous objects in the universe.  I use observations of gravitationally lensed quasars from the U.S. Naval Observatory, Flagstaff AZ, the Hubble Space Telescope and the Chandra X-Ray Observatory to study the structure of the central engines of these powerful sources.

  • Quasar accretion physics 
  • Gravitational lensing
  • Observational Computational astrophysics
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