David Rothery

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David Rothery
Born
David A. Rothery
NationalityBritish
CitizenshipEuropean Union and UK
Alma materUniversity of Cambridge (MA)
Open University (PhD)[1]
Scientific career
InstitutionsOpen University
ThesisThe evolution of Wuqbah block and the applications of remote sensing in the Oman ophiolite (1982)
Doctoral advisorsIan Gass, Don Mallick
Other academic advisorsPeter Francis (volcanologist), Steven A Drury
Doctoral studentsClive Oppenheimer,[2]
Websiteopen.ac.uk/people/dar4

David A. Rothery is professor of planetary geosciences at the Open University,[3][4] where he chairs a level 2 module Planetary Science and the Search for Life and a level 1 module Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Tsunamis. He serves on the Open University's Senate.

From 1999-2004 he worked on the Beagle2 project led by Colin Pillinger. In 2006 he was appointed U.K. lead scientist for the MIXS (Mercury Imaging X-ray Spectrometer) on the joint European Space Agency/JAXA mission to Mercury named BepiColombo.[5][6] He leads the European Space Agency's Mercury Surface & Composition Working Group in preparation for the BepiColombo mission,[7][8][9] which was successfully launched on 20 October 2018. He has been a guest several times on The Sky at Night, and is frequently featured or quoted in TV, radio, print and online news stories about planetary science, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and tsunamis.

Education[edit]

Rothery graduated with a degree in Geology from the University of Cambridge (Churchill College) in 1978, and completed his PhD in 1982 on applications of remote sensing in the Semail Ophiolite in Oman.[1]

Publications[edit]

  • Moons: A Very Short Introduction[10]
  • Planets: A Very Short Introduction[11]
  • Planet Mercury: From Pale Pink Dot to Dynamic World.[12]
  • Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Tsunamis: A Complete Introduction[13]
  • Geology: A Complete Introduction[14]
  • Satellites of the Outer Planets: Worlds in Their Own Right[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Rothery, David A. (1982). The evolution of Wuqbah block and the applications of remote sensing in the Oman ophiolite. jisc.ac.uk (PhD thesis). Open University. OCLC 53575508. EThOS uk.bl.ethos.258051.
  2. ^ Oppenheimer, Clive (1991). Volcanology from space : applications of infrared remote sensing. jisc.ac.uk (PhD thesis). Open University. OCLC 59919963. EThOS uk.bl.ethos.293718. Archived from the original on 24 July 2018. Retrieved 27 August 2017. Free to read
  3. ^ "Professor David Rothery - OU people profiles". www.open.ac.uk. Retrieved 1 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Meet the academic: Professor David Rothery - OpenLearn - Open University". www.open.edu. Retrieved 1 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Professor David Rothery's OpenLearn Profile - OpenLearn - Open University". www.open.edu. Retrieved 1 December 2017.
  6. ^ Prof David Rothery - Life on moons?
  7. ^ Discover Mercury video series
  8. ^ TEDx talk - A journey to the closest planet to the Sun
  9. ^ BepiColombo launch video ouLife on YouTube, (2018-10-19), BepiColombo, retrieved 2018-10-19CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  10. ^ Rothery, David A. (2015). "Moons: A Very Short Introduction". Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/actrade/9780198735274.001.0001. Retrieved 1 December 2017. ISBN 9780198735274
  11. ^ Rothery, David A. (2010). "Planets: A Very Short Introduction". Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/actrade/9780199573509.001.0001. Retrieved 1 December 2017.} ISBN 9780199573509
  12. ^ "Planet Mercury - From Pale Pink Dot to Dynamic World - David A. Rothery - Springer". Springer.com. Retrieved 1 December 2017. ISBN 978-3-319-12117-8
  13. ^ Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Tsunamis: A Complete Introduction ISBN 1473601703
  14. ^ "David Rothery - Geology: A Complete Introduction: Teach Yourself - Hodder & Stoughton". Hodder.co.uk. Retrieved 1 December 2017. ISBN 147360155X
  15. ^ Rothery, David A. (1999). "Satellites of the Outer Planets: Worlds in Their Own Right". Oxford University Press. Retrieved 14 September 2018. ISBN 9780195125559