Paul Murdin#


Paul Murdin
Email:paul 'at' murdin.com
Membership Number:1567
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Section:EARTH & COSMIC SCIENCES
Username:pmurdin
Elected:1994
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Present and Previous Positions
  • since 2002 Senior Fellow, Institute of Astronomy & Senior Member, Wolfson College, Cambridge UK
  • 1994-2002 Head of Astronomy, Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council and Director of Science, British National Space Centre, UK
  • 1991-1993 Director, Royal Observatory Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1987-1991 Senior Principal Scientific Officer, RGO, UK
  • 1981-1987 Head of La Palma Operations Division, Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos, Canary Islands
  • 1978-1981 Principal Scientific Officer, Astrophysics Department, RGO, UK
  • 1975-1978 Principal Research Scientist, Anglo Australian Observatory, Sydney, Australia
  • 1971-1975 Research fellow etc, Astrophysics Department, Royal Greenwich Observatory (RGO), UK
  • 1970 PhD Astronomy, University of Rochester NY

Fields of Scholarship
  • Astrophysics
  • X-ray sources
  • Black holes
  • Supernova remnants

Honours and Awards
  • Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE), 1988
  • Member: Academia Europaea
  • Fellow: Institute of Physics
  • Fellow: Royal Astronomical Society, Council Member, Treasurer


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