We are all deeply shocked and saddened by news about the death of Professor Steve Rawlings. He was one of the UK's most eminent astrophysicists and much admired at St Peter's. Our thoughts go out to his wife Linda, his family, friends, colleagues and students.



Professor Steve Rawlings

12 January 2012

Professor Steve Rawlings

Steven Gregory Rawlings MA PhD Camb, MA DPhil Oxf, 1961 – 2012

We regret to report the death in Oxford on 11 January 2012 of Professor Steve Rawlings, Official Fellow and Tutor in Physics.  Steve was elected to his Fellowship in 1994, having initially been employed by the College for two years as Lecturer in Mathematics. He undertook his undergraduate and doctoral studies at the University of Cambridge, and remained there to do post-doctoral work prior to moving to Oxford.

Steve held his St Peter’s Fellowship in conjunction with a University Lecturership in Astrophysics, later becoming Professor. He was Head of the sub-Department of Astrophysics of the University of Oxford from 2005 – 2010. He was one of the lead scientists in the international Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project and also played a prominent role in the redevelopment of the Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station in Cornwall as a radio astronomy facility. He was a much liked and admired tutor and colleague within the College and will be greatly missed. We extend our deepest sympathy to his wife Linda.

Mark Damazer CBE


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