Stephen T. Gottesman, PhD

Title: Astronomer, Researcher,
Professor Emeritus of Astronomy

Company: University of Florida

Location: Gainesville, Florida, United States




  • American Astronomical Society
  • American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Gainesville, FL (treasurer, 1988-1992)
  • Astronomical Society of the Pacific
  • Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida (volunteer and docent, 2011-2018)
  • International Astronomical Union (IAU), Working Group Committee 28, (chairman, 1979-1985)
  • International Union of Radio Science
  • The Phi Beta Kappa Society, Beta Chapter Florida (President, 2005-2007) (Vice President, 2004-2005)


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2021)
  • Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2018)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in the World,” Marquis Who’s Who, 28th Edition, page 926 (2011)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in Science and Engineering,” Marquis Who’s Who (2016-2017, 2006-2012)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in America,” Marquis Who’s Who (2005-2016)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in American Education,” Marquis Who’s Who (2006-2008)
  • Eponym, “Asteroid Dr. G. 17602” in Commemoration of Retirement, University of Florida (2007)
  • Co-editor, “Nonlinear Dynamics in Astronomy and Physics: In Memory of Henry Kardrup” (2005)
  • Co-editor, “Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos in Astrophysics: A Festschrift in Honor of George Contopoulos” (1998)
  • Co-editor, “Galactic Models” (1990)
  • Co-editor, “Nonlinear Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics” (1991)
  • Co-editor, Several Monographs; Contributor, More Than 100 Articles to Learned and Professional Astrophysical and Astronomical Journals
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in the South and Southwest,” Marquis Who’s Who (1993-1994)
  • Leverhulme Fellow, The University of Manchester, England, UK (1961-1964)
  • Fulbright Scholar (1961)
  • Recipient, Harvey M. Picker Prize in Physics, Colgate University (1960)

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