Matthew J. Holman

1967 - Today

Matthew J. Holman

Matthew J. Holman (born 1967) is a Smithsonian Astrophysicist and lecturer at Harvard University. Holman studied at MIT, where he received his bachelor's degree in mathematics in 1989 and his PhD in planetary science in 1994. He was awarded the Newcomb Cleveland Prize in 1998.As of 25 January 2015, he holds the position of an interim director of IAU's Minor Planet Center (MPC), after former director Timothy B. Spahr had stepped down.He was a Salina Central High School (Kansas) classmate and fellow debate team member of Joe Miller, Alaskan Senate candidate. The main-belt asteroid 3666 Holman was named in his honour in 1999 (M.P.C. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Matthew J. Holman has received more than 14,091 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 480th most popular astronomer.

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Among astronomers, Matthew J. Holman ranks 481 out of 495Before him are Chad Trujillo, Jana Tichá, John Broughton, Hiroshi Mori, Satoru Otomo, and Geoffrey Marcy. After him are Masayuki Yanai, Debra Fischer, Miloš Tichý, Petr Pravec, Lenka Kotková, and Brett J. Gladman.

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Among people born in 1967, Matthew J. Holman ranks 436Before him are Lorenzo Minotti, Aaron Krickstein, Éric Chahi, Mixu Paatelainen, Peter Schöttel, and Carwyn Jones. After him are Steven Mackintosh, Michael Fincke, Michael Marsh, Niki Caro, Jacek Zieliński, and Alf Poier.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Matthew J. Holman ranks 9,719 out of 12,171Before him are Randy Harrison (1977), Billy Gunn (1963), Olivia (1981), Earl Boykins (1976), Tim Meadows (1961), and André Holland (1979). After him are Kelly Blatz (1987), Pat O'Brien (1968), Mike Conley Sr. (1962), Kyle Lowry (1986), Sara Paxton (1988), and Valerie Bertinelli (1960).

Among ASTRONOMERS In United States

Among astronomers born in United States, Matthew J. Holman ranks 100Before him are Carolyn Porco (1953), Scott S. Sheppard (1977), Roy A. Tucker (1951), Thomas Bopp (1949), Chad Trujillo (1973), and Geoffrey Marcy (1954). After him are Jan Kleyna (2000).