David Flower

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David Flower is a British astronomer and physical chemist, an emeritus professor in the Durham University Department of Physics. He is editor in chief of the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (MNRAS).[1][2] He became editor in chief after a long term as an MNRAS editorial board member. He is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Flower's research is on the physics and chemistry of the interstellar medium, including atomic and molecular collision physics and astrochemistry. He has authored a book entitled "Molecular Collisions in the Interstellar Medium" which was published in 2007 by Cambridge University Press of the United Kingdom. He has a long list of research published in peer review journals.[3][4]


  1. ^ Keith Smith (2 July 2012). "New MNRAS Editor-in-Chief". RAS News & Press. Royal Astronomical Society. Retrieved 7 August 2012.
  2. ^ "New editor for 'Monthly Notices'". Astronomy & Geophysics. 53 (5): 5.39–5.39. 1 October 2012. doi:10.1111/j.1468-4004.2012.53539_5.x.
  3. ^ "Staff Profile". Durham University. 14 February 2012. Retrieved 7 August 2012.
  4. ^ "Publication details of authored book". Durham University. 14 February 2012. Retrieved 7 August 2012. An abstract and a link are provided