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Physics educator

James Peter Emerson, British physics educator. Achievements include co-discovery of emission from ionized hydrogen regions and reflection nebulae; interstellar cirrus, protostellar objects and starburst galaxies; involvement in early works in infrared astronomy. Recipient Achievement award National Aeronautics and Space Administration; grantee United Kingdom Science and Engineering Research Council.

Background

Emerson, James Peter was born on May 28, 1949 in Wendover, United Kingdom. Son of Peter Albert and Ceris Hood (Price) Emerson.

Education

Bachelor in Natural Sciences, Cambridge, 1971. Master of Arts, Cambridge, 1975. Doctor of Philosophy in Infrared Astronomy, University London, 1977.

Career

Research assistant, High Altitude Observatory, NCAR, Boulder, Colorado, 1968, 70-71; research student department physics, University College, U. London, 1971-1974; associate research assistant, University College, U. London, 1974-1978; lecturer in physics, Queen Mary and Westfield College, U. London, 1978-1988; reader in physics, Queen Mary and Westfield College, U. London, since 1988. Member panel for allocation of telescope time United Kingdom Science and Engineering Research Council, Swindon, 1980-1983. United Kingdom infrared telescope users committee, 1981-1992, ground based program committee, 1989-1992.

Achievements

  • Achievements include co-discovery of emission from ionized hydrogen regions and reflection nebulae. Interstellar cirrus, protostellar objects and starburst galaxies. Involvement in early works in infrared astronomy.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Primary school governor Inner London Education, Authority, Blackheath, United Kingdom, 1982-1986. Fellow Royal Astronomical Society. Member American Astronomical Society, International Astronomical Union.

Connections

Married Angela Bea Neal, July 9, 1976. Children: Victoria Tai, Gwendoline Mary.

father:
Peter Albert Emerson

mother:
Ceris Hood (Price) Emerson

spouse:
Angela Bea Neal

children:
Gwendoline Mary Emerson

Victoria Tai Emerson