Biographical entry Bland-Hawthorn, Jonathan (Joss) (1959 - )
- 31 May 1959
Idle Hill, Kent, United Kingdom
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.
- 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.
- Career position - Research fellow, Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.
- 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
- 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
- Award - Maria and Eric Muhlmann Prize (shared), Astronomical Society of the Pacific
- Career position - Visiting Fellow, Merton College, University of Oxford
- Award - Leverhulme Award, Leverhulme Trust, United Kingdom
- 2012 -
- Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Science
- 2012 -
- Award - Fellow, Optical Society of America
- Award - Jackson Gwilt Medal, Royal Astronomical Society, United Kingdom
- 2014 -
- Award - ARC Laureate Fellow, University of Sydney
- Award - W. H. (Beattie) Steel Medal, Australian Optical Society
- Award - New South Wales Premier's Prize for Excellence in Mathematics, Earth Sciences, Chemistry and Physics
- Award - Peter McGregor Team Prize, Astronomical Society of Australia
- Award - Thomas Ranken Lyle Medal, Australian Academy of Science
- Career position - Miller Professor, Miller Institute, University of California, Berkeley, California, U.S.A.
- Who's who in Australia 2012 (Melbourne: Crown Content Pty Ltd, 2012), 2430 pp. Details
Created: 6 August 2019, Last modified: 13 August 2019