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    Jeremy Shears
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    Regular Forum visitors will be aware of the pioneering work Bill Ward does on meteor spectroscopy.

    Well, I was delighted to learn that Bill has successfully defended his PhD thesis on the “Application of commercial off the shelf (COTS) equipment to meteor astronomy”

    Congratulations Dr Bill! Very well deserved!

    All the best,

    Jeremy

    #578184
    Grant Privett
    Participant

    Sounds really worth while and practical. Which university was it with?

    #578185
    Peta Bosley
    Participant

    I’m sure that all meteor station folk in the UKMON & Nemetode networks wish Dr Bill all of our congratulations!! Where can we see the paper?

    #578186
    Jeremy Shears
    Participant

    University of Glasgow – where Bill currently works

    Jeremy

    #578187
    Andy Wilson
    Keymaster

    Congratulations Bill! A fantastic achievement!

    Andy

    #578188
    Nick James
    Participant

    Indeed. Excellent achievement. It would be good to see the thesis online.

    #578190
    Bill Ward
    Participant

    Hi,

    There are a few more formalities to complete. Despite being employed by the university for 23 years I’ve never been involved in the academic side of things, so this is all new to me. It’ll be a couple of months before it becomes public via the library (or via me but that’ll be after the library has the offical bound version archived.) It’s all quite quaint in it’s way.

    Regards,

    Bill.

    #578191
    Bill Ward
    Participant

    Hi,

    Thank you all for the kind words. I have been describing the experience as both terrifying and exhilarating at the same time. Now that it’s actually begun to sink in I’m beginning to fall more on the terrifying side of the scale 😉

    It all happened VERY fast and I owe a great deal to a few academics who really pushed it through the system and pushed me to pull it together. Possibly a debt I will not be able to fully repay. It has been quite a challenge.

    However it feels fantastic!

    Cheers,

    Dr Bill.

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