Peter Brown

Peter Brown

Peter Brown 475 270 Asteroid Day

Background:

2008-2014 Director – Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration (cpsx.uwo.ca)

2013-2014 Distinguished Research Professor in the Faculty of Science

Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Meteor Astronomy

Department of Physics and Astronomy

University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

 

Research Interests:

Small bodies in the solar system, including-

Meteoroids – their origin and evolution

Radar, optical and infrasonic measurements of meteors

Meteorite source regions and large bodies interacting with Earth’s atmosphere

Infrasonic and seismic detection of bolide airbursts

 

Career Totals:

Papers in Refereed Journals: 111

Papers in Nature: 6 (2 covers)

Papers in Science: 2 (2 covers)

Abstracts, Presentations to Professional Meetings: 51

Full Technical Reports:  13

 

Academic and Professional Appointments:

2008, Director – Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration

2008, Full Professor, The University of Western Ontario

2005, Associate Professor, The University of Western Ontario

2001, Director’s sponsored post-doctoral fellowship, Los Alamos National Laboratory

2000, Assistant Professor, The University of Western Ontario

1999, Ph.D. in Physics, The University of Western Ontario

1994, M.Sc. in Physics The University of Western Ontario

1992, B.Sc. in Honors Physics, The University of Alberta

 

Selected Awards:

2013, Distinguished Research Professor in the Faculty of Science – UWO

2011, Tier I (Senior) Canada Research Chair in Meteor Astronomy

2006, Florence Bucke Science Award – UWO

2003, Provincial Research Excellence Award

2001, Ontario Distinguished Researcher Award

2001 Plaskett Medal – CASCA/RASC

2000, Ranked among the top 100 Young Canadians to watch in the 21st  Century by Maclean’s

You can view his Google scholar page for dynamic updates of his research publications, here. He is an Asteroid Day Science Advisor.