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Biographical entry Bland-Hawthorn, Jonathan (Joss) (1959 - )

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Born
31 May 1959
Idle Hill, Kent, United Kingdom
Occupation
Astrophysicist

Summary

Joss Bland-Hawthorn has made significant contributions in astronomical research and instrumentation at the forefront of optical astronomy. He is recognised particularly for his work in galactic archaeology and near-field cosmology, which he developed with Kenneth Freeman, and astrophotonics. His astronomical technology has been widely adopted in astronomy and is applicable in other fields. In 2016 Bland-Hawthorn was awarded the New South Wales Premier's Prize for Excellence in Mathematics, Earth Sciences, Chemistry and Physics.

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1988
Career position - Research fellow, Institute of Advanced Studies, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.A.
1988 - 1993
Career position - Professor, Space, Physics and Astronomy Department, Rice University, Houston, Texas, U.S.A.
1993
Career position - Research fellow, Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.
1993
Life event - Settled in Australia
1993 - 2000
Career position - Physicist, Australian Astronomical Observatory, Sydney
2000 - 2007
Career position - Head of Instrument Science, Anglo-Australian Observatory
2007 -
Career position - Professor of Physics, University of Sydney
2007 -
Award - ARC Federation Fellow, University of Sydney
2007 -
Career position - Director, Sydney Institute for Astronomy, University of Sydney
2008
Award - Group Prize (shared), Royal Astronomical Society, United Kingdom
2009 -
Career position - Co-founder and Director, Institute for Photonics and Optical Science (IPOS), University of Sydney
2009
Award - Maria and Eric Muhlmann Prize (shared), Astronomical Society of the Pacific
2010
Career position - Visiting Fellow, Merton College, University of Oxford
2010
Award - Leverhulme Award, Leverhulme Trust, United Kingdom
2012 -
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Science
2012 -
Award - Fellow, Optical Society of America
2012
Award - Jackson Gwilt Medal, Royal Astronomical Society, United Kingdom
2014 -
Award - ARC Laureate Fellow, University of Sydney
2015
Award - W. H. (Beattie) Steel Medal, Australian Optical Society
2016
Award - New South Wales Premier's Prize for Excellence in Mathematics, Earth Sciences, Chemistry and Physics
2016
Award - Peter McGregor Team Prize, Astronomical Society of Australia
2017
Award - Thomas Ranken Lyle Medal, Australian Academy of Science
2018
Career position - Miller Professor, Miller Institute, University of California, Berkeley, California, U.S.A.

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See also

  • Who's who in Australia 2012 (Melbourne: Crown Content Pty Ltd, 2012), 2430 pp. Details

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