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Biographical entry Dopita, Michael Andrew (1946 - )

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Born
28 October 1946
Kraslice, Czechoslovakia
Occupation
Astronomer

Summary

Mike Dopita is Professor and ARC Federation Fellow at the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Australian National University. The School is located at Mount Stromlo Observatory, the home of the Hubble Space Telescope. *Dopita is one of the top international authorities in the general area of interstellar astrophysics. He has made fundamental contributions to research on astrophysical plasma diagnostics, star formation in galaxies, the physics of planetary nebulae, supernova remnants, active galactic nuclei and radio jets. His prestige and judgement were recognised by his appointment to the Hubble Space Telescope Time Assignment Committee.
* Taken from the Australian Academy of Science Media Release 2.5.96

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1968
Education - Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA (Hons)) completed at Wadham College, the University of Oxford, UK
1973
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the University of Manchester, UK
1973
Education - Master of Arts (MA) completed at the University of Oxford
1973 - 1975
Career position - Post-Doctoral Research Assistant at the University of Manchester
1975 -
Career position - Member of the International Astronomical Union
1975 - 1979
Career position - Research Fellow at the Australian National University in Canberra
1979 - 1994
Career position - Fellow then Senior Fellow at the Australian National University
1983
Award - Pawsey Medal received from the Australian Academy of Science
1992
Career position - Chair of the Australian Starlab Science Advisory Committee
1993 -
Career position - Councillor of the Astronomical Society of Victoria
1994 -
Career position - Professor of Astronomy at the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Australian National University at Mount Stromlo Observatory in Canberra

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