Exoplanets and how to find them
Professor Andrew Norton (Open University)
Saturday 13th September, 3.00pm
at the Royal Astronomical Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BQ
Paul Ruffle (1951-2013) was an astrophysicist at the University of Manchester, an OU tutor, Café Scientifique organiser, honorary auditor of the RAS, and a founder member of Fusion, the OU Physics & Astronomy Society. He was also a great populariser of astronomy, through his many public lectures and appearances on local radio. After a successful career as a graphic designer, Paul completed an Open University physics degree and then a PhD at Manchester University, followed by a period at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in West Virginia, USA and postdoctoral research in Manchester.
President of the Royal Astronomical Society. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and
Director of the OU's George Abell Observatory. His research interests include: wide field
surveys for variable stars and transiting exoplanets; observation and modelling of Magnetic
Cataclysmic Variables; and observation and modelling of High Mass X-ray Binaries.
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