|Alma mater||University of the Witwatersrand|
University of Cambridge
|Known for||Fanaroff–Riley classification, with Julia Riley|
|Institutions||Square Kilometre Array|
While working on his PhD in radio astronomy, he made a breakthrough in the classification of radio galaxies, along with British astronomer Julia Riley, which became known as the Fanaroff–Riley classification.
After completing his PhD, he became a trade unionist and served as the national secretary for the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa before joining Government as a Deputy Director-General in the Office of President Nelson Mandela.
Honours and awards
- Fanaroff, Bernard L.; Riley Julia M. (May 1974). "The morphology of extragalactic radio sources of high and low luminosity". Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 167: 31P–36P. Bibcode:1974MNRAS.167P..31F. doi:10.1093/mnras/167.1.31p.
- "Dr Bernie Fanaroff". South African Presidency. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
- SKA. "Dr Bernie Fanaroff receives South Africa's highest honour" Archived 6 October 2014 at the Wayback Machine, Media release, Cape Town, 27 April 2014. Retrieved on 29 September 2014.
- "2017 Jansky Lectureship Awarded to South African Astronomer Bernie Fanaroff - National Radio Astronomy Observatory". Retrieved 2018-12-09.
- Africa News Agency (October 1, 2018). "Kudos to Dr Bernie Fanaroff". IOL.
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