Russell Alan Hulse

American astronomer

Russell Alan Hulse (born November 28, 1950) is an American physicist. He won the Nobel Prize in Physics, shared with his thesis advisor Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr. in 1993 for the discovery of a new type of pulsar and his studies on gravitational waves.

Russell Alan Hulse
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Born (1950-11-28) November 28, 1950 (age 72)
NationalityUnited States
Alma materCooper Union B.S.
UMass Amherst Ph.D.
AwardsNobel Prize in Physics (1993)
Scientific career
InstitutionsUT Dallas
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
Doctoral advisorJoseph Hooton Taylor Jr.

In 2004, Hulse joined University of Texas at Dallas and became the Founding Director of UT Dallas Science and Engineering Education Center (SEEC).[1]


  1. "Russell A. Hulse - Endowed Professorships and Chairs - The University of Texas at Dallas". The University of Texas at Dallas. Archived from the original on 2014-03-16. Retrieved 2021-07-24.