Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Sad news

Professor Martin Turner, DSc, CBE, has passed away. Turner was a major figure in British X-ray astronomy, playing very important roles in the development of the EXOSAT (operational lifetime in orbit 1983-1986), Ginga (1987-1991) and XMM-Newton (1999-now. Turner was PI on the EPIC camera) X-ray Observatories.

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