Geophysical Fluid Dynamics with a Twist: National Meeting in Honour of Professor Raymond Hide

Raymond Hide

On Monday 30th April 2018 a national meeting will be held at the Royal Astronomical Society to celebrate the memory of Raymond Hide (CBE ScD FRS) who was President of the Royal Astronomical Society, 1983-1985, and of the Royal Meteorological Society, 1974-76.

Raymond studied at the University of Manchester, where he obtained a first-class degree in Physics in 1950. He then went to Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge where he was awarded a doctorate in 1953. 

Since 2000, Raymond was Senior Research Investigator at the Department of Mathematics, Imperial College London. Prior to his appointment at Imperial College, he had previously served as Research Associate in Astrophysics, University of Chicago; Senior Research Fellow, Atomic Energy Research Establishment, Harwell; Lecturer in Physics, King's College, University of Durham; Professor of Geophysics and Physics, MIT ; Founder and Director of Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory at the Met Office, Bracknell, and Professor of Physics, University of Oxford.

His scientific research was published in several hundred publications. His main contributions were in geophysics (geomagnetism, meteorology, geodesy, oceanography), planetary physics, geophysical fluid mechanics, including magnetohydrodynamics (MHD), and nonlinear systems. His experimental and theoretical work on the hydrodynamics and MHD of spinning fluids elucidated flow phenomena in atmospheres and oceans and also within planetary interiors. 

Throughout Raymond's career he was awarded several distinguished honours, including Fellow of Royal Society (1971), President, European Geophysical Society (now European Geosciences Union) (1982-84) and presented the Royal Meteorological Society Symons Lecture in 1970. 

The meeting will cover fundamental areas of Astronomy, Geophysics, Meteorology and Oceanography, under the broader umbrella of “Geophysical Fluid Dynamics”, to which Raymond contributed so greatly. 

Professor Hide had a unique approach to these areas, with a knack of drawing powerful inferences from, and connecting to reality, theoretical concepts. We intend to follow, and promote further, this spirit through the meeting with the help of speakers who have been inspired by Raymond’s life and work: Prof Chris Hughes (University of Liverpool), Prof Andrew Jackson (ETH Zurich), Prof John Marshall (MIT), Prof Tim Palmer (Oxford University) and Prof Peter Read (Oxford University).

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News Date: 
Monday, April 16, 2018