Professor F. Richard Stephenson (born 1941) is an Emeritus Professor at the Physics department and East Asian Studies department at the University of Durham. His research concentrates on historical aspects of astronomy, in particular analysing ancient astronomical records to reconstruct the history of Earth's rotation. He has an asteroid (10979 Fristephenson) named after him. His most famous book is Historical Eclipses and Earth's Rotation (Cambridge University Press, 1997, ISBN 0-521-46194-4).
- Profile from the Durham University Department of Physics.
- Research abstract from the Durham University East Asian Studies Department.