Roger H. Hildebrand

S.K. Allison Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus, Departments of Astronomy and Astrophysics and Physics


PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 1951

Research Fields

  • Experimental physics​​
  • Infrared astronomy



Hildebrand and his students, former students, and other colleagues, study the properties of interstellar magnetic fields and interstellar dust by means of far-infrared photometry and polarimetry. They map the field configurations of collapsing clouds, filamentary clouds, and rotating clouds, using the angular dispersion of field vectors to determine field strengths, turbulent fractions, and size-distributions of turbulent eddies.