Bio


Robert V. Wagoner's scientific direction was established rather suddenly in 1960, when he attended a series of lectures on cosmology by the British astrophysicist Fred Hoyle. At the time, Wagoner was a mechanical engineering undergraduate at Cornell University, receiving his B.M.E. in 1961. Born and raised in Teaneck, New Jersey, his other major interest was golf, leading to a position on the Cornell team. He switched to physics while at Stanford University, receiving an M.S. in engineering science in 1962 and a Ph.D. in physics in 1965. He then worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Caltech, collaborating with William A. Fowler and Hoyle on the first complete calculation of the abundances of the elements produced in the primordial universe. After three years, he returned to Cornell as a faculty member in the astronomy department. Five years later, he returned to Stanford's physics department, where he is a professor of physics, emeritus and a member of the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology.

Academic Appointments


Honors & Awards


  • Visiting Fellow, Institute of Theoretical Astronomy, Cambridge University (1967, 1971)
  • George Ellery Hale Distinguished Visiting Professor, University of Chicago (1978)
  • Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Scholar, Caltech (1976)
  • Fellowship, Guggenheim Foundation (1978)
  • Fellowship, A.P. Sloan Foundation (1969)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Fellow, American Physical Society (1965 - Present)
  • Member, American Astronomical Society (1966 - Present)

Current Research and Scholarly Interests


Probes (accretion disks, ...) of black holes, sources and detectors of gravitational radiation, theories of gravitation, anthropic cosmological principle.

2018-19 Courses


All Publications


  • Order out of Randomness: Self-Organization Processes in Astrophysics SPACE SCIENCE REVIEWS Aschwanden, M. J., Scholkmann, F., Bethune, W., Schmutz, W., Abramenko, V., Cheung, M. M., Muller, D., Benz, A., Chernov, G., Kritsuk, A. G., Scargle, J. D., Melatos, A., Wagoner, R. V., Trimble, V., Green, W. H. 2018; 214 (2)
  • Evidence for an Optical Low-frequency Quasi-periodic Oscillation in the Kepler Light Curve of an Active Galaxy The Astrophysical Journal Wagoner, R. V., Smith, K. L., Mushotzky, R. F., Boyd, P. T. 2018
  • DO MAGNETIC FIELDS DESTROY BLACK HOLE ACCRETION DISK g-MODES? ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Ortega-Rodriguez, M., Solis-Sanchez, H., Agustin Arguedas-Leiva, J., Wagoner, R. V., Levine, A. 2015; 809 (1)
  • DISKOSEISMOLOGY AND QPOs CONFRONT BLACK HOLE SPIN ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL LETTERS Wagoner, R. V. 2012; 752 (2)
  • A subhorizon framework for probing the relationship between the cosmological matter distribution and metric perturbations MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY Amin, M. A., Wagoner, R. V., Blandford, R. D. 2008; 390 (1): 131-142
  • Corotation resonance and diskoseismology modes of black hole accretion disks ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Silbergleit, A. S., Wagoner, R. V. 2008; 680 (2): 1319-1325
  • Normal modes of black hole accretion disks GEOPHYSICAL AND ASTROPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS Ortega-Rodriguez, M., Silbergleitz, A. S., Wagoner, R. V. 2008; 102 (1): 75-115
  • Diskoseismology International Conference on Helioseismology, Asteroseismology and MHD Connections (HELAS II) Wagoner, R. V. IOP PUBLISHING LTD. 2008
  • Global disk oscillation modes in cataclysmic variables and other newtonian accretors ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Ortega-Rodriguez, M., Wagoner, R. V. 2007; 668 (2): 1158-1164
  • A timing signature of gravitational radiation from LMXB neutron stars Conference on X-Ray Timing 2003 - Rossi and Beyond Wagoner, R. V. AMER INST PHYSICS. 2004: 224–227
  • Astronomy - Heartbeats of a neutron star NATURE Wagoner, R. V. 2003; 424 (6944): 27–28

    View details for DOI 10.1038/424027a

    View details for Web of Science ID 000183912800026

    View details for PubMedID 12840744

  • Conditions for steady gravitational radiation from accreting neutron stars ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Wagoner, R. V. 2002; 578 (1): L63-L66
  • Relativistic diskoseismology. III. Low-frequency fundamental p-modes ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Ortega-Rodriguez, M., Silbergleit, A. S., Wagoner, R. V. 2002; 567 (2): 1043-1056
  • "Stable" quasi-periodic oscillations and black hole properties from diskoseismology ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Wagoner, R. V., Silbergleit, A. S., Ortega-Rodriguez, M. 2001; 559 (1): L25-L28
  • Relativistic diskoseismology. II. Analytical results for c-modes ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Silbergleit, A. S., Wagoner, R. V., Ortega-Rodriguez, M. 2001; 548 (1): 335-347
  • Relativistic gravity and some astrophysical applications Summer School on Astroparticle Physics and Cosmology Wagoner, R. V. INT CENTRE THEORETICAL PHYSICS. 2001: 1-?
  • Gravitational radiation evolution of accreting neutron stars 20th Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics Wagoner, R. V., Hennawi, J. F., Liu, J. S. AMER INST PHYSICS. 2001: 781–786
  • On the perturbations of viscous rotating Newtonian fluids (vol 537, pg 922, 2000) ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Ortega-Rodriguez, M., Wagoner, R. V. 2000; 543 (2): 1060

    View details for DOI 10.1086/317164

    View details for Web of Science ID 000165599300050

  • On the perturbations of viscous rotating Newtonian fluids ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Ortega-Rodriguez, M., Wagoner, R. V. 2000; 537 (2): 922-926
  • Direct analysis of spectra of the Type Ic supernova SN1994I ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Millard, J., Branch, D., Baron, E., Hatano, K., Fisher, A., Filippenko, A. V., Kirshner, R. P., Challis, P. M., Fransson, C., Panagia, N., Phillips, M. M., Sonneborn, G., Suntzeff, N. B., Wagoner, R. V., WHEELER, J. C. 1999; 527 (2): 746-756
  • An analytic approximation for plane-parallel compton scattering near accretion disks ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Wagoner, R. V., Silbergleit, A. S. 1999; 527 (1): 254-261
  • Relativistic diskoseismology Conference on Processes in Astrophysical Fluids on the Occasion of the 60th Birthday of Giora Shaviv Wagoner, R. V. ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV. 1999: 259–69
  • Scalar-tensor cosmologies and their late time evolution PHYSICAL REVIEW D Santiago, D. I., Kalligas, D., Wagoner, R. V. 1998; 58 (12)
  • Nucleosynthesis constraints on scalar-tensor theories of gravity PHYSICAL REVIEW D Santiago, D. I., Kalligas, D., Wagoner, R. V. 1997; 56 (12): 7627-7637
  • The 67 Hz feature in the black hole candidate GRS 1915+105 as a possible ''diskoseismic'' mode ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Nowak, M. A., Wagoner, R. V., Begelman, M. C., Lehr, D. E. 1997; 477 (2): L91-L94
  • Relativistic diskoseismology .1. Analytical results for ''gravity modes'' ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Perez, C. A., Silbergleit, A. S., Wagoner, R. V., Lehr, D. E. 1997; 476 (2): 589-604
  • Relativistic diskoseismology IAU Colloquium 163 on Accretion Phenomena and Related Outflows Wagoner, R. V. ASTRONOMICAL SOC PACIFIC. 1997: 300–310
  • SEMIANALYTIC CONTINUUM SPECTRA OF TYPE-II SUPERNOVAE ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Montes, M. J., Wagoner, R. V. 1995; 445 (2): 828-839
  • ACCRETION DISC TURBULENCE AND THE X-RAY POWER SPECTRA OF BLACK-HOLE HIGH STATES MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY Nowak, M. A., Wagoner, R. V. 1995; 274 (1): 37-47
  • A HUBBLE-SPACE-TELESCOPE ULTRAVIOLET-SPECTRUM OF SN 1993J ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Jeffery, D. J., Kirshner, R. P., Challis, P. M., Pun, C. S., Filippenko, A. V., Matheson, T., Branch, D., Chevalier, R. A., Fransson, C., Panagia, N., Wagoner, R. V., WHEELER, J. C., Clocchiatti, A. 1994; 421 (1): L27-L30
  • TURBULENT GENERATION OF TRAPPED OSCILLATIONS IN BLACK-HOLE ACCRETION DISKS ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Nowak, M. A., Wagoner, R. V. 1993; 418 (1): 187-201
  • GREEN-FUNCTION FOR METRIC PERTURBATIONS DUE TO COSMOLOGICAL DENSITY-FLUCTUATIONS PHYSICAL REVIEW D Jacobs, M. W., Linder, E. V., Wagoner, R. V. 1993; 48 (10): 4623-4629
  • SN-1992A - ULTRAVIOLET AND OPTICAL STUDIES BASED ON HST, IUE, AND CTIO OBSERVATIONS ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Kirshner, R. P., Jeffery, D. J., Leibundgut, B., Challis, P. M., Sonneborn, G., Phillips, M. M., Suntzeff, N. B., Smith, R. C., Winkler, P. F., Winge, C., Hamuy, M., Hunter, D. A., Roth, K. C., Blades, J. C., Branch, D., Chevalier, R. A., Fransson, C., Panagia, N., Wagoner, R. V., WHEELER, J. C., Harkness, R. P. 1993; 415 (2): 589-615
  • DISKOSEISMOLOGY - SIGNATURE OF AGN AND STELLAR MASS BLACK-HOLE ACCRETION DISKS ANNALS OF THE NEW YORK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES WAGONER, R., Nowak, M. 1993; 688: 721-725
  • MILESTONES AND MISSED OPPORTUNITIES IN THE EARLY HISTORY OF PRIMORDIAL NUCLEOSYNTHESIS ANNALS OF THE NEW YORK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES WAGONER, R. 1993; 688: 731–38
  • COSMOLOGICAL DISTANCES FROM SUPERNOVA PHOTOSPHERES PHYSICS REPORTS-REVIEW SECTION OF PHYSICS LETTERS Wagoner, R. V., Montes, M. 1993; 227 (1-5): 205-221
  • MILESTONES AND MISSED OPPORTUNITIES IN THE EARLY HISTORY OF PRIMORDIAL NUCLEOSYNTHESIS 16TH TEXAS SYMP ON RELATIVISTIC ASTROPHYSICS / 3RD INTERNATIONAL SYMP ON PARTICLES, STRINGS, AND COSMOLOGY WAGONER, R. NEW YORK ACAD SCIENCES. 1993: 731–38
  • DISKOSEISMOLOGY - SIGNATURE OF AGN AND STELLAR MASS BLACK-HOLE ACCRETION DISKS WAGONER, R., NOWAK, M., Akerlof, C. W., Srednicki, M. A. NEW YORK ACAD SCIENCES. 1993: 721–25
  • DISKOSEISMOLOGY - PROBING ACCRETION DISKS NEAR BLACK HOLES AND NEUTRON STARS International Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Theoretical Physics, in Honor of Professor Pei-Yuan Chous 90th Anniversary Wagoner, R. V. PEKING UNIV PRESS. 1993: 652–652
  • DISKOSEISMOLOGY - PROBING ACCRETION DISKS .2. G-MODES, GRAVITATIONAL-RADIATION REACTION, AND VISCOSITY ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Nowak, M. A., Wagoner, R. V. 1992; 393 (2): 697-707
  • OBTAINING THE METRIC OF OUR UNIVERSE PHYSICAL REVIEW D JACOBS, M. W., LINDER, E. V., WAGONER, R. V. 1992; 45 (10): R3292–R3295
  • DISKOSEISMOLOGY - SIGNATURES OF BLACK-HOLE ACCRETION DISKS 2ND ANNUAL MID-OCTOBER TOPICAL ASTROPHYSICS CONF : TESTING AGN ( ACTIVE GALACTIC NUCLEI ) PARADIGM Nowak, M., Wagoner, R. V. AIP PRESS. 1992: 231–234
  • DISKOSEISMOLOGY - PROBING ACCRETION DISKS .1. TRAPPED ADIABATIC OSCILLATIONS ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Nowak, M. A., Wagoner, R. V. 1991; 378 (2): 656-664
  • CONTINUUM OPACITY PRODUCED BY SPECTRAL-LINES IN SUPERNOVAE AND SIMILAR EXPANSIONS ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Wagoner, R. V., Perez, C. A., Vasu, M. 1991; 377 (2): 639-646
  • TRAPPED OSCILLATIONS OF ACCRETION DISKS 6TH ASTROPHYSICS MEETING OF THE INST ASTROPHYSICS PARIS / 129TH COLLOQUIUM OF THE INTERNATIONAL ASTRONOMICAL UNION : STRUCTURE AND EMISSION PROPERTIES OF ACCRETION DISKS Nowak, M., Wagoner, R. V. EDITIONS FRONTIERES. 1991: 493–494
  • FROM THE EXPANSION OF SUPERNOVAE TO THE EXPANSION OF THE UNIVERSE WAGONER, R. V., NANOPOULOS, D. V. WORLD SCIENTIFIC PUBL CO PTE LTD. 1991: 251–65
  • FROM THE EXPANSION OF SN-1987A TO THE EXPANSION OF THE UNIVERSE WAGONER, R. V., WOOSLEY, S. E. SPRINGER-VERLAG. 1991: 741–50
  • DETERMINING THE PROPERTIES OF ACCRETION-GAP NEUTRON-STARS ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Kluzniak, W., Michelson, P., Wagoner, R. V. 1990; 358 (2): 538-544
  • PULSAR EVOLUTION NATURE Kluzniak, W., Lindblom, L., Michelson, P., Wagoner, R. V. 1989; 339 (6219): 19-20
  • GRAVITATIONAL LENSING STATISTICS OF AMPLIFIED SUPERNOVAE ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Linder, E. V., Schneider, P., Wagoner, R. V. 1988; 324 (2): 786-793
  • SPECTRAL FLUX FROM LOW-DENSITY PHOTOSPHERES - LOW-TEMPERATURE RESULTS ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL HERSHKOWITZ, S., Wagoner, R. V. 1987; 322 (2): 967-975
  • AMPLIFICATION AND POLARIZATION OF SUPERNOVAE BY GRAVITATIONAL LENSING ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Schneider, P., Wagoner, R. V. 1987; 314 (1): 154-175
  • SPECTRAL FLUX FROM LOW-DENSITY PHOTOSPHERES - APPROXIMATE RESULTS ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL HERSHKOWITZ, S., Linder, E., Wagoner, R. V. 1986; 303 (2): 800-809
  • SPECTRAL FLUX FROM LOW-DENSITY PHOTOSPHERES - NUMERICAL RESULTS ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL HERSHKOWITZ, S., Linder, E., Wagoner, R. V. 1986; 301 (1): 220-229
  • EVOLUTION OF THE INNERMOST STABLE ORBITS AROUND ACCRETING NEUTRON STARS ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Kluzniak, W., Wagoner, R. V. 1985; 297 (2): 548-554
  • PREDICTED CONTINUUM SPECTRA OF TYPE-II SUPERNOVAE - LTE RESULTS ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Shaviv, G., Wehrse, R., Wagoner, R. V. 1985; 289 (1): 198-202
  • GRAVITATIONAL-RADIATION FROM ACCRETING NEUTRON STARS ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Wagoner, R. V. 1984; 278 (1): 345-348
  • ELECTRICALLY NEUTRAL QUARKS - PRODUCTION OF FRACTIONALLY CHARGED HADRONS PHYSICAL REVIEW D Wagoner, R. V., Schmitt, I., Zerwas, P. M. 1983; 27 (8): 1696-1704
  • EFFECTS OF SCATTERING ON CONTINUUM RADIATION FROM SUPER-NOVAE AND DETERMINATION OF THEIR DISTANCES ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Wagoner, R. V. 1981; 250 (2): L65-L69
  • ASTROPHYSICAL BOUNDS ON VERY-LOW-MASS AXIONS PHYSICAL REVIEW D Dicus, D. A., Kolb, E. W., Teplitz, V. L., Wagoner, R. V. 1980; 22 (4): 839-845
  • GRAVITATIONAL-RADIATION FROM SLOWLY ROTATING COLLAPSE - AN EXACT GREEN-FUNCTION ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL GAISER, B. D., Wagoner, R. V. 1980; 240 (2): 648-657
  • LOW-FREQUENCY GRAVITATIONAL RADIATION FROM COLLAPSING SYSTEMS PHYSICAL REVIEW D Wagoner, R. V. 1979; 19 (10): 2897-2901
  • PRODUCTION OF FREE QUARKS IN THE EARLY UNIVERSE PHYSICAL REVIEW D Wagoner, R. V., Steigman, G. 1979; 20 (4): 825-829
  • TUNABLE FREE-MASS GRAVITATIONAL-WAVE DETECTOR PHYSICAL REVIEW D Wagoner, R. V., Will, C. M., Paik, H. J. 1979; 19 (8): 2325-2329
  • ASTROPHYSICAL BOUNDS ON MASSES OF AXIONS AND HIGGS PARTICLES PHYSICAL REVIEW D Dicus, D. A., Kolb, E. W., Teplitz, V. L., Wagoner, R. V. 1978; 18 (6): 1829-1834
  • SLOWLY ROTATING, RELATIVISTIC STARS ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Abramowicz, M. A., Wagoner, R. V. 1978; 226 (3): 1063-1078
  • LIMITS FROM PRIMORDIAL NUCLEOSYNTHESIS ON PROPERTIES OF MASSIVE NEUTRAL LEPTONS PHYSICAL REVIEW D Dicus, D. A., Kolb, E. W., Teplitz, V. L., Wagoner, R. V. 1978; 17 (6): 1529-1538
  • ANALYTIC PROPERTIES OF RELATIVISTIC, ROTATING BODIES ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Abramowicz, M. A., Wagoner, R. V. 1977; 216 (1): 86-91
  • CORRECTION ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL WAGONER, R. V. 1977; 215 (3): 984

    View details for DOI 10.1086/155435

    View details for Web of Science ID A1977DP26300032

  • DETERMINING Q0 FROM SUPERNOVAE ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL WAGONER, R. V. 1977; 214 (1): L5–L7

    View details for DOI 10.1086/182429

    View details for Web of Science ID A1977DF01500002

  • ELEMENT PRODUCTION IN EARLY UNIVERSE ANNUAL REVIEW OF NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE SCIENCE Schramm, D. N., Wagoner, R. V. 1977; 27: 37-74
  • CALCULATION OF ABSORPTION CROSS-SECTION OF A CYLINDRICAL GRAVITATIONAL-WAVE ANTENNA PHYSICAL REVIEW D Paik, H. J., Wagoner, R. V. 1976; 13 (10): 2694-2699
  • VARIATIONAL ANALYSIS OF ROTATING NEUTRON STARS ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Abramowicz, M. A., Wagoner, R. V. 1976; 204 (3): 896-899
  • NEW TEST OF GENERAL RELATIVITY GENERAL RELATIVITY AND GRAVITATION Wagoner, R. V. 1976; 7 (4): 333-337
  • POST-NEWTONIAN GRAVITATIONAL RADIATION FROM ORBITING POINT MASSES ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Wagoner, R. V., Will, C. M. 1976; 210 (3): 764-775
  • TEST FOR EXISTENCE OF GRAVITATIONAL RADIATION ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Wagoner, R. V. 1975; 196 (2): L63-L65
  • POST-NEWTONIAN GENERATION OF GRAVITATIONAL-WAVES ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Epstein, R., Wagoner, R. V. 1975; 197 (3): 717-723
  • POST-NEWTONIAN NEUTRON STARS ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Wagoner, R. V., Malone, R. C. 1974; 189 (2): L75-L78
  • WHAT CAN DEUTERIUM TELL US PHYSICS TODAY Schramm, D. N., Wagoner, R. V. 1974; 27 (12): 40-47
  • INTERPRETATION OF FAR INFRARED-EMISSION FROM INTERSTELLAR GRAINS MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY CAROFF, L. J., PETROSIA, V., Salpeter, E. E., Wagoner, R. V., Werner, M. W. 1973; 164 (3): 295-302
  • ALIGNED ROTATING MAGNETOSPHERES .1. GENERAL ANALYSIS ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL SCHARLEMANN, E. T., WAGONER, R. V. 1973; 182 (3): 951–60

    View details for DOI 10.1086/152195

    View details for Web of Science ID A1973Q106500022

  • BIG-BANG NUCLEOSYNTHESIS REVISITED ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL WAGONER, R. V. 1973; 179 (2): 343–60

    View details for DOI 10.1086/151873

    View details for Web of Science ID A1973O724700001

  • CLUSTERING EFFECTS AMONG CLUSTERS OF GALAXIES AND QUASI-STELLAR SOURCES ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL BOGART, R. S., WAGONER, R. V. 1973; 181 (3): 609–18

    View details for DOI 10.1086/152075

    View details for Web of Science ID A1973P562000001

  • GRAVITATIONAL-WAVE OBSERVATIONS AS A TOOL FOR TESTING RELATIVISTIC GRAVITY PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS Eardley, D. M., Lee, D. L., LIGHTMAN, A. P., Wagoner, R. V., Will, C. M. 1973; 30 (18): 884-886
  • ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS PRODUCED BY RELATIVISTIC ROTATING DISKS ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL SCHARLEMANN, E. T., WAGONER, R. V. 1972; 171 (1): 107-+

    View details for DOI 10.1086/151264

    View details for Web of Science ID A1972L469700016

  • STRUCTURE OF RELATIVISTIC DISKS ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Salpeter, E. E., Wagoner, R. V. 1971; 164 (3): 557-?
  • RELATIVISTIC DISKS .1. UNIFORM ROTATION ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL BARDEEN, J. M., WAGONER, R. V. 1971; 167 (3): 359-&

    View details for DOI 10.1086/151039

    View details for Web of Science ID A1971J865800001

  • SCALAR-TENSOR THEORY AND GRAVITATIONAL WAVES PHYSICAL REVIEW D WAGONER, R. V. 1970; 1 (12): 3209-&
  • OBSERVATIONAL UPPER LIMITS TO ELECTROMAGNETIC ENERGY RADIATED BY NORMAL GALAXIES NATURE HARWIT, M. O., HOUCK, WAGONER, R. V. 1970; 228 (5270): 451-&

    View details for DOI 10.1038/228451a0

    View details for Web of Science ID A1970H626700040

    View details for PubMedID 16058541

  • SYNTHESIS OF ELEMENTS WITHIN OBJECTS EXPLODING FROM VERY HIGH TEMPERATURES ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL SUPPLEMENT SERIES WAGONER, R. V. 1969; 18 (162): 247-&

    View details for DOI 10.1086/190191

    View details for Web of Science ID A1969D570200001

  • ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION FROM RELATIVISTIC OSCILLATORS ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL WAGONER, R. V. 1969; 158 (2P1): 739-&

    View details for DOI 10.1086/150234

    View details for Web of Science ID A1969E750200028

  • UNIFORMLY ROTATING DISKS IN GENERAL RELATIVITY ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL BARDEEN, J. M., WAGONER, R. V. 1969; 158 (2P2): L65-&

    View details for DOI 10.1086/180434

    View details for Web of Science ID A1969E750300001

  • IMPLICATIONS OF FAR-INFRARED BACKGROUND MEASUREMENTS NATURE WAGONER, R. V. 1969; 224 (5218): 481-&

    View details for DOI 10.1038/224481a0

    View details for Web of Science ID A1969E482300015

  • PHYSICS OF MASSIVE OBJECTS ANNUAL REVIEW OF ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS WAGONER, R. V. 1969; 7: 553-+
  • EXPLOSIVE NUCLEOSYNTHESIS ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL WAGONER, R. V. 1968; 151 (3P2): L103-&

    View details for DOI 10.1086/180152

    View details for Web of Science ID A1968A873900001

  • SOME EFFECTS OF AN INTERVENING GALAXY ON RADIATION FROM VERY DISTANT OBJECTS ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL WAGONER, R. V. 1967; 149 (3P1): 465-&

    View details for DOI 10.1086/149278

    View details for Web of Science ID A1967A022100001

  • COSMOLOGICAL ELEMENT PRODUCTION - A RECORD OF FIREBALL PHASE OF UNIVERSE MAY BE CONTAINED IN ABUNDANCES OF SOME LIGHT NUCLEI SCIENCE WAGONER, R. V. 1967; 155 (3768): 1369-&

    Abstract

    Two recent observations appear to have provided critical information about the past history of the universe. The thermal character of the microwave background radiation suggests that the universe has expanded from a state of high temperature and density, and places constraints on such a big-bang cosmology. The observations of very weak helium lines in the spectra of certain stars in the halo of our galaxy are possibly due to a low primeval abundance of this element. However, the simplest model of a big-bang cosmology leads to much higher helium abundances, such as are observed in the solar system and in many stars. The production of helium can be reduced either by altering the early expansion rate or by introducing degenerate electron neutrinos. Observations of interstellar and intergalactic deuterium and He(4), and possibly even He(3) and Li(7), are needed to test the various models.

    View details for DOI 10.1126/science.155.3768.1369

    View details for Web of Science ID A19679027800006

    View details for PubMedID 17839602

  • ON SYNTHESIS OF ELEMENTS AT VERY HIGH TEMPERATURES ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL WAGONER, R. V., FOWLER, W. A., HOYLE, F. 1967; 148 (1P1): 3-&

    View details for DOI 10.1086/149126

    View details for Web of Science ID A19679263300002

  • RADIO SOURCES AND PECULIAR GALAXIES NATURE WAGONER, R. V. 1967; 214 (5090): 766-&

    View details for DOI 10.1038/214766a0

    View details for Web of Science ID A19679364100006

  • CRITIQUE OF CLARK EFFECT NATURE WAGONER, R. V. 1967; 215 (5104): 943-&

    View details for DOI 10.1038/215943a0

    View details for Web of Science ID A19679795600015

  • POSSIBLE MECHANISM FOR PRODUCING STRONG RADIO SOURCES PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS WAGONER, R. V. 1966; 16 (6): 249-&
  • ROTATION AND GRAVITATIONAL COLLAPSE PHYSICAL REVIEW WAGONER, R. V. 1965; 138 (6B): 1583-&