Prof Roger Angel appointed NAI Fellow

Prof Roger Angel appointed NAI Fellow

Friday, December 15, 2017

Congratulations to St Peter’s Honorary Fellow, Prof Roger Angel, who has been appointed a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.

Prof Angel, who is currently Regents’ Professor of Astronomy and Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona, was recognised for his pioneering work on mirrors and large optics that has allowed for some of the world’s largest telescopes to be manufactured.

Angel began his professional career as an astrophysicist at Columbia University, studying collapsed stars and black holes. Shortly after joining the faculty of the University of Arizona, he developed an interest in large telescopes, inspired by the high-quality images produced by the Multiple Mirror Telescope on Mount Hopkins with its unique honeycomb mirrors. 

He was appointed an Honorary Fellow of St Peter's in 1993.

The National Academy of Inventors is a US non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging inventors in academia, following the model of the National Academies of the United States. It was founded at the University of South Florida in 2010.

To learn more about the appointment and about Prof Angel’s work click here.