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Robert Duncan is an astrophysicist at the University of Texas at Austin. With Christopher Thompson, he proposed and developed the theory of magnetars,[1] and was awarded the Bruno Rossi Prize for this work in 2003.[2]


  1. ^ Robert C. Duncan & Christopher Thompson (June 10, 1992). "Formation of Very Strongly Magnetized Neutron Stars: Implications for Gamma-Ray Bursts". Astronomical Journal. 392 (1): L9–L13. Bibcode:1992ApJ...392L...9D. doi:10.1086/186413.
  2. ^ "Rossi Prize Winners 2003: Robert Duncan, Christopher Thompson, & Chryssa Kouveliotou". High Energy Astrophysics Division of the American Astronomical Society. Archived from the original on 2008-04-06. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)