Francis R. Stephenson#


Francis R. Stephenson
Email:f.r.stephenson 'at' durham.ac.uk
Membership Number:2202
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Section:EARTH & COSMIC SCIENCES
Username:fstephenson
Elected:2003
Homepage: http://www.dur.ac.uk/physics/research



Present and Previous Positions
  • 2006 - 2008 Leverhulme Emeritus Fellow at Durham University
  • 2004-: Emeritus Professor, Durham University
  • 1996-2004: Professorial Fellow, Physics, Durham University
  • 1982-1996: Senior Research Fellow, Durham University
  • 1979-1982: University Research Fellow, University of Liverpool
  • 1975-1979: Leverhulme Research Associate, Newcastle University
  • 1973-1975: Early Grey Memorial Fellow, Newcastle University
  • 1972: PhD Geophysics, Newcastle University

Fields of Scholarship
  • applied historical astronomy
  • historical eclipses and earth's rotation
  • historical supernovae
  • long-term solar variability
  • history of East Asian celestial cartography
  • history of Halley's comet; chronology

Honours and Awards
  • 1982: DSc Astronomy, Newcastle University
  • 1992: Jackson-Gwilt Medal (Royal Astronomical Society)
  • 1992: Tompion Gold Medal (Worshipful Company of Clockmakers, London)
  • 1992: Freeman of City of London
  • 2004: Minor planet 10979 named Fristephenson


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