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Biographical entry Turner, John Stewart (Stewart) (1930 - )

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Born
11 January 1930
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Geophysicist

Summary

Stewart Turner was Foundation Professor of Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Research School of Earth Sciences, Australian National University 1975-1995 and has been an Emeritus Professor there since 1996. His research interests include dynamical processes in the atmosphere, the ocean and the earth.

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1952
Education - BSc (hons), University of Sydney
1953
Education - MSc, University of Sydney
1953 - 1954
Career position - Research Officer, Cloud Physics Group, CSIRO Division of Radiophysics
1957
Education - PhD, University of Cambridge
1958 -
Award - Fellow, Royal Meteorological Society
1958 - 1959
Career position - Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Mechanics of Fluids, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
1960 - 1962
Career position - Senior research Scientist, Cloud Physics Group, CSIRO Division of Radiophysics
1962 - 1966
Career position - Rossby Fellow (later Associate Scientist), Theoretical Oceanography Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
1966 - 1975
Career position - Assistant Director of Research (later Reader), Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge
1969 -
Award - Fellow, Institute of Physics
1974
Career position - Fellow, Darwin College, University of Cambridge
1975 - 1995
Career position - Foundation Professor of Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Research School of Earth Sciences, Australian National University
1979 -
Award - Australian Academy of Science
1979 - 1983
Career position - Member, Australian Marine Sciences and Technologies Advisory Committee
1980 -
Award - Fellow, Australian Institute of Physics
1982 -
Award - Fellow, Royal Society, London
1985
Career position - Overseas Fellow, Churchill College, University of Cambridge
1990
Award - Matthew Flinders Medal and Lecture
1993
Career position - Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Scholar, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, U.S.A.
1996 -
Career position - Emeritus Professor, Australian National University
2001
Award - Centenary Medal for service to Australian society and earth sciences
2010 -
Award - Inaugural Fellow, Australian Fluid Mechanics Society

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