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Biographical entry Turner, John Stewart (Stewart) (1930 - )

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Born
11 January 1930
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Geophysicist

Summary

Stewart Turner was Foundation Professor of Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Research School of Earth Sciences, Australian National University 1975-1995 and has been an Emeritus Professor there since 1996. His research interests include dynamical processes in the atmosphere, the ocean and the earth.

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Born Sydney, 11 January 1930. Educated Universities of Sydney (BSc (hons) 1952, MSc 1953) and Cambridge (PhD 1957). Research Officer, then Senior Research Scientist, Cloud Physics Group, CSIRO Division of Radiophysics 1953-54 and 1960-62; Postdoctoral research, Department of Mechanics of Fluids, University of Manchester 1958-59; Rossby Fellow, then Associate Scientist, Theoretical Oceanography Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Massachusetts 1962-66; Assistant Director of Research, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge 1966-75; Foundation Professor of Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Research School of Earth Sciences, Australian National University 1975-95, Emeritus Professor 1996- . Fellow, Royal Meteorological Society 1958; Fellow, Institute of Physics 1969; Fellow, Australian Academy of Science 1979; Fellow, Australian Institute of Physics 1980; Fellow, Royal Society of London 1982; Matthew Flinders Lecturer, Australian Academy of Science 1990.

Events

1953 - 1954
Career position - Senior research Scientist at the CSIRO Division of Radiophysics
1960 - 1962
Career position - Senior research Scientist at the CSIRO Division of Radiophysics
1979
Award - Australian Academy of Science
1990
Award - Matthew Flinders Medal and Lecture

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