Latham received his undergraduate degree is in mathematics from MIT (1961) and
his graduate degree in astronomy from Harvard (1970). He has worked in observational cosmology (galaxy redshift
surveys, QSO absorption line systems, gravitational lenses) and on the frequency
and characteristics of binary stars in a variety of stellar populations.
More recently he has been focusing on the search for extra-solar planets. His research has been based at the Harvard-Smithsonian
Astrophysics Center, while his teaching has been at Harvard University.
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