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Lucinda Douglas-Menzies
Image title: 
Portrait of Ken Pounds
Credit line: 
Copyright Lucinda Douglas-Menzies, courtesy of AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives; for permission to publish please contact Lucinda Douglas-Menzies at lucinda@douglas-menzies.com or www.douglas-menzies.com

Emeritus Professor of Space Physics, University of Leicester photographed at the Department of Physics and Astronomy. The hardware at the front of the background is part of the mechanical assembly for the Wide Field Camera, a UK telescope which was flown on the German satellite ROSAT in 1990. Over the following year the WFC, for which Professor Pounds was the Project Scientist, carried out the first all-sky survey in the Extreme Ultra Violet. Further back are two X-ray mirrors which were developed as part of the ESA X-ray Observatory, XMM- Newton launched in 2000 and still operational. The mirrors are formed of thin shells of nickel, coated with gold to improve their reflectivity. Photo used in book and exhibit 'Portraits of Astronomers' by Lucinda Douglas-Menzies.

Photo date: 
April 17, 2008
Original format: 
1 photographic print (black and white; 6.5 x 6.5 inches)
Pounds, K. (Ken)