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Gareth Wynn-Williams

Emeritus Professor of Astronomy, University of Hawaii

 

Personalx

Born London 1944

Married 1983 to Christine Oliver

Two sons: Oliver (1985) and Harry (1986)

Citizenship UK (born) and USA (naturalized 1984)

Contact: wynnwill_at_gmail.com

 

Education

University College School, London: 1955 - 1962

Trinity College, University of Cambridge: 1963 - 1969

 

Degrees

BA in Natural Sciences 1966: Cambridge University

PhD in Radio Astronomy 1971: Cambridge University

 

Pre-PhD employment

National Physical Laboratory, Teddington: 1963. Computer programmer

University College Nairobi :1966 - 1967. Lecturer in physics under "VSO" program

 

Research Fellowships

Trinity College Cambridge: 1969 - 1971

Harkness Fellowship, Caltech: 1971 - 1973

 

Academic Positions

University of Cambridge: 1973 - 1978. Demonstrator in Physics (equivalent to assistant professor)

Trinity College, Cambridge: 1974 - 1978. Teaching Fellow

University of Hawaii, Institute for Astronomy: 1978 - 2012 : Associate and Full Professor

Emeritus Professor of Astronomy, Universoity of Hawaii 2012 -

 

Sabbaticals

Caltech: 1976.

Trinity College Cambridge: 1987- 1988 and 1994 - 1995:

 

Miscellaneous

President, Hawaii Academy of Science: 2010 - 2011

Chair, Astronomy Graduate Program, UH: 1980-1986 and 1995 -2004

Faculty Chair: Institute for Astronomy, UH: 1988 - 1994

Associate Chair: Institute for Astronomy, UH: 2006 - 2012

Course director: Chautauqua short courses: 1984 - 2011

Chief judge. Hawaii State Science and Engineering Fair: 2008 - 2013