Saul A. Rappaport PhD ’68
Professor of Physics, Emeritus
Interests centered on theoretical studies of the formation, evolution, and population synthesis of binary systems containing collapsed stars.
- compact objects in binaries
- multiple-star systems
- ultra-short period
Professor Rappaport joined the MIT Department of Physics as an Assistant Professor in 1969 and became a full Professor in 1981. From 1993-95, he was Head of the Astrophysics Division. He retired in 2010.
He received his AB from Temple University (1963) and his PhD from MIT in 1968.
Awards & Honors
- 1974 // Sloan Research Fellowship