Chris McKee received his Ph.D. in Physics from UC Berkeley in 1970.
After a brief stay at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, he spent
a year as a postdoc at Caltech. He then went to Harvard as an assistant
professor of astronomy for three years, and in 1974 he joined the
Physics and Astronomy Departments here at Berkeley. He served as the
first Director of the Theoretical Astrophysics Center in 1985, and from
1985-1998 he directed the Space Sciences Laboratory. He was Chair
of the Physics Department from 2000-2004. He is a member of
the National Academy of Sciences and of the American Academy of Arts
and Sciences, and he has been both a Miller Professor and a Guggenheim
Fellow. He was the co-chair of the 2000 decadal survey in
astronomy and astrophysics.
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