Posted on 01/08/2012
MSc Geology & Astrophysics, 1966; PhD Geology & Astrophysics, 1969 Royal Holloway College
The astronomer Michael Rowan-Robinson is Professor of Astrophysics at Imperial College, where he led the Astrophysics Group. He has also been President of the Royal Astronomical Society. Michael has been involved with the joint US, UK and Dutch Infrared Astronomical Satellite since 1977 and with the joint European Space Agency (ESA), NASA and ISIS (Japanese space agency) Infrared Space Observatory. He is a committee member of ESA's scientific missions and of the Hubble Space Telescope project. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and of the Royal Astronomical Society. He was awarded the 2008 Hoyle Medal by the Institute of Physics for his pioneering research in infrared and submillimetre astronomy, and observational cosmology.