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George Blumenthal

George Blumenthal is chancellor at the University of California–Santa Cruz, where he has been a professor of astronomy and astrophysics since 1972. Chancellor Blumenthal received his BS degree from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee and his PhD in physics from the University of California–San Diego. As a theoretical astrophysicist, Chancellor Blumenthal's research encompasses several broad areas, including the nature of the dark matter that constitutes most of the mass in the universe, the origin of galaxies and other large structures in the universe, the earliest moments in the universe, astrophysical radiation processes, and the structure of active galactic nuclei such as quasars.

Books by George Blumenthal

  • 9780393936315 72

    Understanding Our Universe

    Stacy Palen, Laura Kay, Bradford Smith, George Blumenthal

    Second Edition, Paperback, 2014

    Students learn astronomy by doing astronomy.
  • 9780393938999 72

    21st Century Astronomy

    Laura Kay, Stacy Palen, George Blumenthal

    Fifth Edition, Mixed Media Product, 2016

    A textbook that facilitates learning by doing.
  • 9780393265118 72

    21st Century Astronomy: The Solar System

    Laura Kay, Stacy Palen, George Blumenthal

    Fifth Edition, 1, Mixed Media Product, 2015

    A textbook that facilitates learning by doing.
  • 9780393265125 72

    21st Century Astronomy: Stars and Galaxies

    Laura Kay, Stacy Palen, George Blumenthal

    Fifth Edition, 2, Mixed Media Product, 2016

    A textbook that facilitates learning by doing.
  • 9780393631715 72

    Understanding Our Universe

    Stacy Palen, Laura Kay, George Blumenthal

    Third Edition, Mixed Media Product, 2018

    Students learn best by doing.