Professor Raymond Hide CBE

It is with deep sadness that the Society announces that Professor Raymond Hide CBE passed away on Tuesday 6th September. Raymond was born on 17th May 1929 and was 87 years old. He was President of the Royal Meteorological Society from 1974-1976 and elected as an Honorary Fellow in 1989. He was also awarded the Royal Meteorological Society's Symons Gold Medal in 2002.

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. 


News Date: 
Thursday, September 8, 2016