My Publications


Choosing diocesan bishops in the Church of England Law & Religion UK 28 July 2014


Spice up your life The Guardian (19 July 2007) letter to the editor (4th one down)


When Pluto becomes the ninth planet
[Journal of the British Astronomical Association, vol 109, number 1, 1999, pp 40-42]


Planet Earth, chapter 2 of Illustrated Encyclopedia of Astronomy (ed John Man) Chancellor Press (1996) pp 16-33


Planet Earth, in The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Astronomy (ed J Man) Gallery Books (New York) (1989)


Some simple algorithms for constrained complex and rational approximation
[Algorithms for approximation, Proc. IMA Conf., Shrivenham/Engl. 1985, Inst. Math. Appl. Conf. Ser., New Ser. 10, 357-369 (1987)]


The use of linear programming in the design of antenna patterns with prescribed nulls and other constraints
[COMPEL, volume3, pp 201-215 (1984)]


Planet Earth, chapter 5 of The Encyclopaedia of Space Travel and Astronomy (ed J Man) Octopus Books (1979) pp 80–97


Clumping of quasar redshifts and the geocentric universe
[Astrophysics and Space Science, Volume 49, Number 2 / July 1977]

Chapters 9–12 (on the Solar System) in The Cambridge Encyclopaedia of Astronomy (ed S Mitton) Jonathan Cape (1977)
[also published in numerous translations and foreign editions]


The site of the helium flash revisited
The site of the helium flash revisited
[Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol 168, pp 53-54 (1974)]


The site of the helium flash
The site of the helium flash
[Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol 154, pp 59-78 (1971)]


Numerous articles in The New Space Encyclopaedia (ed M T Bizony), Artemis Press (1969)

My Qualifications

Bachelor of Science with first class honours - University of Birmingham

Doctor of Philosophy - University of Sussex
thesis - The Nitrogen and Helium Flashes

Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society

Member of the Institute of Physics
Chartered Physicist

My entry in the Mathematics Genealogy Project
My entry in Physics Tree
[These only agree this far: Owen - Tayler - Bondi - Eddington.]


Orcid ID 0000-0003-0528-7779


Attended RGO Summer School in 1966