Location: Conference Space (rooms A2, B2 and C2), 2nd floor, New Student Centre
Dr. Morton will talk on the history of the David Dunlap Observatory, from the standpoint of someone who worked there.
About the Speaker
Dr. Morton was a doctoral student of Lyman Spitzer and Martin Schwarzschild at Princeton, and as a faculty member there lead the productive ultraviolet rocket spectroscopy program. He became the second director of the Anglo-Australian Observatory (1976-1986), and then returned to Canada as Director General of the Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics at the National Research Council of Canada (1986-2000). He was instrumental in securing an active role for Canada in the era of 10-metre telescopes realized in the Gemini Observatory. His personal research has mostly been in various areas of spectroscopy.