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Biographical entry Freeman, Kenneth Charles (1940 - )

FRS, FAA

Born
27 August 1940
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Occupation
Astronomer

Summary

Ken Freeman is Duffield Professor and Distinguished Professor at the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics in the Institute of Advanced Studies, Australian National University. He is located at the Mount Stromlo Observatory in Canberra where he researches and observes galaxies, dark matter and globular clusters. Freeman has also held many visiting appointments at overseas institutes, has served on numerous committees and boards, has published widely and is a member of some of the world's leading scientific bodies including the Royal Society of London.

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1962
Education - Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc (Hons)) completed at the University of Western Australia
1965
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at the University of Cambridge, UK
1965 - 1969
Career position - Research Fellow at Trinity College in Cambridge
1966
Career position - Post-Doctoral Fellow in Astronomy at the University of Texas and McDonald Observatory, USA
1967 - 1970
Career position - Astronomer and Queen Elizabeth Fellow at the Mount Stromlo and Siding Spring Observatories, The Australian National University in Canberra
1970 - 1981
Career position - Fellow then Senior Fellow at the Mount Stromlo and Siding Spring Observatories
1972
Award - Pawsey Medal received from the Australian Academy of Science
1976
Career position - Senior Scientist at the Kapteyn Laboratory in Groningen, The Netherlands
1981 -
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
1981 -
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
1981 - 2000
Career position - Professorial Fellow then Professor at the Mount Stromlo and Siding Spring Observatories
1982 - 1987
Career position - Chairman of the Advisory Committee for Instrumentation on the Anglo Australian Telescope
1984
Career position - Visiting Member of the Institute of Advanced Studies in Princeton, USA
1988 -
Career position - Distinguished Visiting Scientist at the Space Telescope Science Institute (Princeton?)
1988
Career position - Visiting Member of the Institute of Advanced Studies in Princeton, USA
1988 - 1992
Career position - Member of the UK Schmidt Telescope Advisory Committee
1998 -
Award - Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS)
1999
Education - Honorary Doctor of Science (DSc) received from the University of Western Australia
2000 -
Career position - Duffield Professor at the Mount Stromlo and Siding Spring Observatories
2001 - 2004
Career position - Member of the Anglo Australian Telescope Board
2002 -
Career position - Associate of the Royal Astronomical Society
2003
Award - Centenary Medal received from the Australian Government
2004
Award - Antoinette de Vaucouleurs Lecture and Medal received from the University of Texas

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Published resources

Books

  • Bhathal, Ragbir, Australian Astronomers: Achievements at the Frontiers of Astronomy, National Library of Australia, Canberra, 1996, 243 pp. Details

Online Resources

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