Craig L. Sarazin, W. H. Vanderbilt Professor

My Picture

Chandra Image of E6 Galaxy NGC 4697
Chandra Image of NGC4697
The adaptively smoothed Chandra X-ray image of the central region of the X-ray-faint elliptical galaxy NGC 4697. The image shows that most of the X-ray emission is resolved by Chandra into about 80 Low Mass X-ray Binary (LMXB) star systems, which contain accreting massive black holes and neutron stars (Sarazin, Irwin, & Bregman 2000, 2001)

Research interests:


Curriculum Vitae:


Hydra A Chandra Image
Chandra Image of Hydra A
Chandra X-ray image of the central region of the cluster of galaxies (Abell 780) surrounding the radio galaxy Hydra A. This image shows a radio (green and maroon) overlay on the Chandra X-ray (pink and blue) image of Hydra A. It shows that the radio lobes are displacing and being confined by the 40 million degree X-ray gas in the cluster (McNamara et al. 2000).

Courses taught:

Astronomy 1210 (121): Introduction to the Sky and the Solar System
Astronomy 1220 (124): Introduction to the Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe
Astronomy 2110 (211): Introduction to Astrophysics I
Astronomy 2120 (212): Introduction to Astrophysics II
Astronomy 4993 (395): Tutorial: Clusters of Galaxies
Astronomy 4993 (395): Tutorial: X-ray Binaries
Astronomy 4993 (395): Tutorial: X-ray Astronomy
Astronomy 4998 (498): Senior Thesis
Astronomy 5420 (542): The Interstellar Medium
Astronomy 5450 (545): High Energy Astrophysics
Astronomy 6210 (571): Fundamental Concepts in Astronomy: The Sky and the Solar System
Astronomy 6220 (572): Fundamental Concepts in Astronomy: Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe

This semester (Spring 2013):

Astronomy 2120: Introduction to Astrophysics II



Publications:

My book: "X-ray Emission from Clusters of Galaxies," C. L. Sarazin, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), i-x,1-252 (1988), is now available on-line at Many thanks to Barry Madore and all of the other people at NED/IPAC and to Simon Mitton and the Cambridge University Press for making this possible!

My review paper (on which the book is based) "X-ray Emission from Clusters of Galaxies," C. L. Sarazin, Reviews of Modern Physics, 58, 1-115 (1986), is given here

A list of my publications and archived preprints is available at the ADS


Education and Public Outreach Activities



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