Harry Blom (Springer, USA)

Harry Blom

Harry Blom studied astrophysics at Utrecht University and obtained his doctorate from Leiden University on the subject of gamma-ray sources in space. After completing follow-up studies at post-doctoral level in Puebla, Mexico, he returned to the Netherlands to become an editor at Kluwer Academic Publishers. There he developed the company’s books and journals portfolio in astronomy. In 2004, shortly after the merger of the academic branches of Kluwer and Springer, he moved to New York, where he was appointed head of the physics and astronomy editorial department. Among other things, he expanded the popular science book list for Springer and since last fall he has been working part-time in São Paulo, developing Springer’s publishing activities in a rapidly emerging market.