Astronomers & Astrophysicists

Griffin, Elizabeth

November 13, 2009, 5:30 pm
Source: HIA Research Activities
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R. Elizabeth M. Griffin, Ph.D.
Guest Researcher
Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics
Dominion Astrophysical Observatory
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. Astrophysics, Cambridge University, UK, 1966.

Science Interest

  • Stellar Atmospheres.
  • Stellar Evolution.
  • Binaries.
  • Instruments & Techniques.
  • Women in Astronomy.
  • Database of plates.

Research Interests

  • Composite-spectrum binary stars.
  • Observational stellar spectroscopy.
  • CP-Ap stars.
  • Rescuing information from photographic spectra.
  • Measuring historic ozone concentrations via astronomy's heritage spectra.
  • Encouraging uses of archives in research.
  • Trans-disciplinary uses of scientific data.
  • Women in science.


Affiliations within the IAU:

  • Member of Division IV Commission 29 Stellar Spectra.
  • Member of Division XII Commission 5 Documentation & Astronomical Data.
  • Chair of Division XII Commission 5 WG Task Force on Preservation & Digitization of Photographic Plates.
  • Chair of Division V WG Spectroscopic Data Archiving.
  • Member of Division IV Stars.
  • Member of Division XII Union-Wide Activities.
  • Member of Division XII Commission 41 WG Astronomy and World Heritage.

Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics - The National Research Council of Canada Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics (NRC-HIA) manages Canada's involvement in major astronomical observatories, thereby ensuring Canadian astronomers full access to world-class facilities spanning the entire sky. NRC-HIA also operates two of Canada's premier astronomical facilities: the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory (Victoria, BC) and the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory (Penticton, BC).




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