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Alec Boksenberg

AKA Alexander Boksenberg

Born: 18-Mar-1936
Birthplace: London, England

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Astronomer, Physicist

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Image Photon Counting System

Astrophysicist Alec Boksenberg studied the absorption lines in the spectra of quasars, and developed the Image Photon Counting System (IPCS) for detecting optical and ultraviolet signals at the quantum level.

    High School: Stationers' Company's School, London, England (1953)
    University: BS, University College London (1957)
    University: PhD, University College London (1960)
    Scholar: Physics, University College London (1960-65)
    Teacher: Physics, University College London (1965-78)
    Teacher: Astronomy, University College London (1969-81)
    Professor: Physics and Astronomy, University College London (1978-81)
    Professor: Astronomy, University of Sussex (1981-89)
    Administrator: Director of Royal Observatory at Greenwich (1981-96)
    Professor: Astronomy, Cambridge University (1996-99)

    Hughes Medal 1999
    Commander of the British Empire 1996
    Royal Astronomical Society
    Royal Society
    Asteroid Namesake 3205 Boksenberg

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