John L. Culhane#


John L. Culhane
Email:j.culhane 'at' ucl.ac.uk
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Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
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Present and Previous Positions

  • 2006- Emeritus Professor of Physics, University College London
  • 1993-2003 Head, Department of Space and Climate Physics of UCL
  • 1983-2003 Director, Mullard Space Science Laboratory of UCL
  • 1981-2006 Professor of Physics, University College London
  • 1976-81 Reader in Physics, University College London
  • 1975-83 Deputy Director, Mullard Space Science Laboratory of UCL
  • 1970-76 Lecturer in Physics, University College London (UCL)
  • 1969-70 Research Scientist and Member of the Research Laboratory, Lockheed Palo Alto Laboratory, Palo Alto, California
  • 1967-69 Lecturer in Physics, University College London

Fields of Scholarship

  • space instrumentation
  • solar physics
  • X-ray astronomy
  • EUV/X-ray spectroscopy

Honours and Awards

  • 1970- Elected Member of the International Astronomical Union (commissions 10, 44, 48)
  • 1985- Elected Fellow, Royal Society of London
  • 1991-94 Elected Vice-president, ESA Space Science Programme Committee
  • 1991- Elected Full Member of the International Academy of Astronautics
  • 1993- Awarded Honorary Doctorate of Science, University of Wroclaw
  • 1996- Elected Foreign Member of the Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters
  • 2001- Elected Member Academia Europea
  • 2005 Royal Aeronautical Society, Specialist Silver Award and Geoffrey Pardoe Space Prize
  • 2007 Awarded Gold Medal in Astronomy of the Royal Astronomical Society
  • 2008 Elected Fellow of University College London

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