Alexander BOKSENBERG

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1936-03-18
Education Stationers' Co Sch, Univ of London (BSc, PhD), Univ of Cambridge (MA)
Books & Publications
Recreations skiing
Clubs Athenaeum
Style Prof Alexander Boksenberg, CBE, FRS
Career Career Dept of Physics and Astronomy UCL: SRC research asst 1960-65, lectr in physics 1965-75, head Optical and Ultraviolet Astronomy Research Gp 1969-81, reader in physics 1975-78, SRC sr fell 1976-81, prof of physics 1978-81, visiting prof 1981-; dir: Royal Greenwich Observatory 1981-93, Royal Observatories (Royal Greenwich Observatory Cambridge, Royal Observatory Edinburgh, Isaac Newton Gp of Optical Telescopes Canary Islands, Jt Astronomy Centre Hawaii (UK dir Gemini Telescopes Project)) 1993-96; hon prof of experimental astronomy 1991-, research prof Inst of Astronomy Univ of Cambridge and PPARC sr research fell Univ of Cambridge and Univ of London 1996-99, extraordinary fell Churchill Coll Cambridge 1996-; exec ed Experimental Astronomy 1995-; Sherman Fairchild distinguished scholar Caltech 1981-82, visiting prof Univ of Sussex 1981-89, hon prof of experimental astronomy Univ of Cambridge 1991-; lectr tours: Russia (Royal Soc and Russian Acad of Sciences 1989, China (Royal Soc and Chinese Acad of Sciences) 1995, India (Br Cncl) 1999, Japan (Royal Soc and Japan Acad) 1999; pres W London Astronomical Soc 1978-, pres and memb Int Scientific Ctee Canary Islands Observatories 1981-, pres Br Horological Inst 2000-01; hon pres Astronomical Soc of Glasgow; chm: New Industrial Concepts Ltd 1969-81, SRC Astronomy Ctee 1980-81, Int Expert Ctee Gemini Telescopes Project 1992, UK Gemini Telescopes Steering Ctee; memb and dep chm Anglo-Aust Telescope Bd 1989-92; Royal Soc: memb Cncl and tstee 1995-97, memb Tech Support Steering Gp 1997-98, memb Int Exchanges Far East Panel 2000-; UK Nat Cmmn UNESCO: memb Fndn Ctee 1999-2000, chm Sci Ctee 2000-03, memb Cncl 2000-03, chm Steering Ctee Campaign Gp 2003-04; UNESCO: memb Sci Sector Ctee on Int Basic Scis Prog 2002-, memb World Heritage Centre Ctee of Int Experts on Archeo-Astronomical Sites and Observatories 2004-; UK Sci Sector rep UNESCO Gen Conf 2003; UNESCO Regnl Bureau for Sci in Europe (ROSTE): memb Sci Cncl 2000, memb Task Force for Reconstruction of Scientific Cooperation in SE Europe 2000-03, chm Working Gp on Restoring Human Potential in SE Europe 2002-03, memb ISCU Working Gp on Basic Sciences and Basic Research 2004-; RAS: memb Cncl, vice-pres and tstee 2000-03, chm Awards Ctee A 2002-03; InstP: memb Cncl 2001-03, memb Women in Physics Ctee 2002-03, chm Ethics Ctee 2004-; memb: Instrument Definition Team Hubble Space Telescope Euro Space Agency 1973-95, Advsy Ctee South African Astronomical Observatory 1978-85, Science Advsy Ctee Br Cncl 1987-91, Hubble Space Telescope Users Ctee 1990-91, Fachbeirat Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie 1991-, USA Gemini Telescopes Oversight Ctee 1993-94, Visiting Ctee Euro Southern Observatory 1993-95, Int Astronomical Union Fin Ctee 1997-2000, UK-Japan N+N Bd on Co-operation in Astronomy 1997-, PPARC VISTA Review Bd 1999-2000; memb and or chm of more than 40 other bds or ctees; exec ed Experimental Astronomy 1995-; lecture tours: Royal Soc and Russian Acad of Sciences 1989, Royal Soc and Chinese Acad of Sciences 1995, Br Cncl `Bright Sparks' India 1999, Royal Soc and Japan Acad 1999; memb: Cambridge Philosophical Soc 1996-, Cncl Churchill Coll Cambridge 1998-2003, Language Centre Mgmnt Ctee Univ of Cambridge 2003-; Hannah Jackson Medal and Gift RAS 1998, Hughes Medal Royal Soc 1999, Glazebrook Medal and Prize InstP 2000; asteroid (3205) Boksenberg named 1988, 37th Herstmonceux Conf (The Hubble Space Telescope and the High Redshift Universe) in personal honour 1996; Worshipful Co of Clockmakers: Freeman 1984, Liveryman 1989, memb Ct of Assts 1994-, Master 2000, Past Master 2001-; Dr (hc) l'Observatoire de Paris 1982, Hon DSc Univ of Sussex 1991; memb Academia Europaea 1989, fell UCL 1991; FRAS 1965, FRS 1978, FRSA 1984, FInstP
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