Kenneth Kellermann


Kenneth Irwin Kellermann (born July 1, 1937)[1] is an American astronomer at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory.[2][3] He is best known for his work on quasars. He won the Helen B. Warner Prize for Astronomy of the American Astronomical Society in 1971,[4] and the Bruce Medal of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific in 2014.

Kellerman was a member of the National Academy of Sciences,[5] the American Academy of Arts and Sciences,[6] and the American Philosophical Society.[7]

Kellermann was born in New York City to Alexander Kellermann and Rae Kellermann (née Goodstein). His paternal grandparents emigrated from Hungary and his maternal grandparents from Romania.[8][9][10]


  • Kellermann, K. I. (2014). "The Road to Quasars". Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union. 10: 190–195. arXiv:1412.7867. doi:10.1017/S1743921315002185. S2CID 118625572.
  • Kellermann, K. I. (2014). "Radio evidence for AGN activity: Relativistic jets as tracers of SMBHS". Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union. 10: 3–12. arXiv:1412.7866. doi:10.1017/S1743921315007383. S2CID 117013940.
  • Kellermann, K. I. (2013). "The Discovery of Quasars". Bulletin of the Astronomical Society of India. 41 (1): 1. arXiv:1304.3627. Bibcode:2013BASI...41....1K. Direct Link
  • Kellermann, K. I. (2012). "Early Parkes Observations of Planets and Cosmic Radio Sources". arXiv:1210.0984 [astro-ph.IM].
  • Kellermann, K. I.; Cordes, J. M.; Ekers, R. D.; Lazio, J.; Wilkinson, P. (2009). "The exploration of the unknown". Astro2010: The Astronomy and Astrophysics Decadal Survey. 2010: 154. arXiv:0912.4441. Bibcode:2009astro2010S.154K.
  • Kellermann, K. I.; Fomalont, E. B.; Mainieri, V.; Padovani, P.; Rosati, P.; Shaver, P.; Tozzi, P.; Miller, N. (2008). "The VLA Survey of the Chandra Deep Field South: I. Overview of the Radio Data". The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series. 179 (1): 71. arXiv:0806.0843. Bibcode:2008ApJS..179...71K. doi:10.1086/591055. S2CID 16000090.
  • Kellermann, K. I.; Lister, M. L.; Homan, D. C.; Kovalev, Y. Y.; Kadler, M.; Cohen, M. C. (2009). "Kinematics of AGN and Quasar Jets". ASP Conf. Ser. 402 (2009): 173–178. arXiv:0803.1301. Bibcode:2009ASPC..402..173K.
  • Kellermann, K. I.; Kovalev, Y. Y.; Lister, M. L.; Homan, D. C.; Kadler, M.; Cohen, M. H.; Ros, E.; Zensus, J. A.; Vermeulen, R. C.; Aller, M. F.; Aller, H. D. (2007). "Doppler Boosting, Superluminal Motion, and the Kinematics of AGN Jets". Astrophysics and Space Science. 311 (1–3): 231–239. arXiv:0708.3219. Bibcode:2007Ap&SS.311..231K. doi:10.1007/s10509-007-9622-5. S2CID 18756984.
  • Kellermann, K. I.; Lister, M. L.; Homan, D. C.; Vermeulen, R. C.; Cohen, M. H.; Ros, E.; Kadler, M.; Zensus, J. A.; Kovalev, Y. Y. (2004). "Sub-milliarcsecond Imaging of Quasars and Active Galactic Nuclei III. Kinematics of Parsec-Scale Radio Jets". The Astrophysical Journal. 609 (2): 539. arXiv:astro-ph/0403320. Bibcode:2004ApJ...609..539K. doi:10.1086/421289. S2CID 33835906.
  • Kellermann, K. I. (2003). "Variability, Brightness Temperature, Superluminal Motion, Doppler Boosting, and Related Issues". Radio Astronomy at the Fringe. 300: 185. arXiv:astro-ph/0304165. Bibcode:2003ASPC..300..185K.
  • Kellermann, K. I.; Lister, M. L.; Homan, D. C.; Ros, E.; Zensus, J. A.; Cohen, M. H.; Russo, M.; Vermeulen, R. C. (2002). "Superluminal Motion and Relativistic Beaming in Blazar Jets". High Energy Blazar Astronomy. 299: 117. arXiv:astro-ph/0211398. Bibcode:2003ASPC..299..117K.
  • Kellermann, K. I.; Richards, E. A. (1999). "The Nature of Microjansky Radio Sources and Implications for the Design of the Next Generation Very Sensitive Radio Telescopes". Perspectives on Radio Astronomy: Science with Large Antenna Arrays: 157. arXiv:astro-ph/9909083. Bibcode:2000pras.conf..157K.
  • Kellermann, K. I.; Vermeulen, R. C.; Zensus, J. A.; Cohen, M. H. (1998). "Sub-milliarcsecond Imaging of Quasars and AGN". The Astronomical Journal. 115 (4): 1295. arXiv:astro-ph/9801010. Bibcode:1998AJ....115.1295K. doi:10.1086/300308. S2CID 119076424.


  1. ^ American Men & Women of Science. 12th edition, Physical & Biological Sciences. New York: R.R. Bowker, 1971-1973.
  2. ^ "Finding Aid to the Papers of Kenneth I. Kellermann, 1965-2011".
  3. ^ "The Evolution of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory into a User Based Observatory," by Kenneth I. Kellerman and E. Bouton; presented at the 2007 AAS/AAPT Joint meeting.
  4. ^ American Astronomical Society website for the Warner Prize Archived 2010-12-22 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "K. I. Kellermann". Retrieved 2021-12-10.
  6. ^ "Kenneth Irwin Kellermann". American Academy of Arts & Sciences. Retrieved 2021-12-10.
  7. ^ "APS Member History". Retrieved 2021-12-10.
  8. ^ 1910 United States Federal Census
  9. ^ 1930 United States Federal Census
  10. ^ 1940 United States Federal Census