Professor of Astronomy,
University of Hawaii
Institute for Astronomy
Office Phone: +1 808 956 8807
I was born in London in 1944 and received my high school education at University College School, Hampstead. After leaving school I worked for a few months at the National Physical Laboratory in Teddington, before becoming an undergraduate at Trinity College, University of Cambridge. I got my BA degree in physics in 1966, then spent a year teaching at University College Nairobi, Kenya, under the Voluntary Service Overseas scheme. I returned to Cambridge for my postgraduate work and joined Martin Ryle's radio astronomy group at the Cavendish Laboratory. For my thesis research I used the One Mile Telescope at Lord's Bridge to map the newly discovered "Compact HII regions" at 6 cm and 21 cm wavelength. I was awarded a research fellowship at Trinity College in 1969 and my PhD degree in 1971.
From 1971-73, I was a member of Gerry Neugebauer's infrared group at Caltech, working mainly on a study of the 2-20 µm emission from HII regions. I then returned to the physics department in Cambridge as a "demonstrator" (equivalent to an assistant professor) while continuing to collaborate with the Caltech infrared group. We undertook joint infrared/radio studies of galaxies and star formation regions using the Palomar Telescope in California and the 5-km radio telescope in Cambridge.
In 1978 I moved to the Institute for Astronomy at the University of Hawaii where I hold a joint research/teaching appointment. Most of my research here has focussed on understanding the causes of infrared emission from galaxies, but I have maintained my interest in star formation regions in our Galaxy. From 1981-86 and from 1995 to date I have been chair of the astronomy graduate program in astronomy at the University of Hawaii.
My publications are sorted into several lists:
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Last modified December 19, 2001