|The Australia Telescope National Facility Colloquium|
|15:30-16:30 Mon 14 Mar 2005|
ATNF Marsfield Lecture Theatre
Prof Tor Hagfors
(Professor emeritus Cornell University and scientific member emeritus Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research)
The Arecibo Observatory From Ionosphere Sounder to a Major Astronomy Observatory - Prof Tor Hagfors Informal Colloquium
Prof Tor Hagfors is an internationally known pioneer in studies of the interaction of electromagnetic waves with ionized plasmas and solid surfaces. He was one of the early directors of the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico and from 1982 to 1992, was director of the observatory's managing organization, the National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center (NAIC). In 1992 he joined the directorate of the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (formerly the Max Planck Institute for Aeronomy) in Germany. He is now professor emeritus of electrical engineering and astronomy at Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., and scientific member emeritus of the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research.
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