Malcolm Longair#


Malcolm Longair
Email:msl 'at' mrao.cam.ac.uk
Membership Number:748
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Section:EARTH & COSMIC SCIENCES
Username:mlongair
Elected:1990
Homepage: http://www.phy.cam.ac.uk/directory/longairm



Present and Previous Positions
  • Professorial Fellow and Vice-President of Clare Hall, Cambridge
  • 1997-2005 Head of the Cavendish Laboratory
  • 1991-1997 Deputy Head of the Cavendish Laboratory
  • 1980-1990 Astronomer Royal for Scotland, Regius Professor of Astronomy of the University of Edinburgh
  • 1980-1990 Director of the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh
  • 1967-1980 Fellow of Clare Hall, Cambridge
  • 1966-1968 Fellowship of the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851

Fields of Scholarship
  • High energy astrophysics and astrophysical cosmology.
  • Astrophysics of the most luminous extragalactic radio sources.
  • Cosmic magnetism and the capabilities of the SKA in advancing these studies.
  • Scientific history of the Cavendish Laboratory.

Honours and Awards
  • 1994 Science Prize of the Saltire Society-Royal Bank of Scotland Annual
  • 1996 President of the Royal Astronomical Society
  • 2000 Awarded the CBE in the 2000 New Year Honours List
  • 2004 Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS)


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