Keith Cole

Vale Keith Cole
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Keith was the auroral physicist on Macquarie Island in 1956, and is well known to many early ANARE UAP people. Keith then worked at CSIRO until 1962 before spending several years working in America. He returned to Australia in 1966 and was the Foundation Professor of Physics and Head of Theoretical Physics at La Trobe University in Victoria. He has been at La Trobe since 1966 and was appointed Emeritus Professor in 1995.

Throughout his illustrious career, Cole has made many scientific breakthroughs and has built a reputation as one of the world’s leading solar-terrestrial physicists. In 2003 he was awarded the Centenary Medal from the Australian Government and Life Membership of the Scientific Committee on Solar-Terrestrial Physics, SCOSTEP. The latter is a rare honour which had been bestowed on only nine other people at that time. Cole is a former President of SCOSTEP and has also been honoured with Fellowships of the Indian Institute of Geomagnetism, the Australian Academy of Science, the Australian Institute of Physics, the Institute of Physics, UK and of the Explorers Club of New York.

A Service celebrating the life of Prof. Keith Cole will be held in the Le Pine Chapel, 741 High St, East Kew on TUESDAY (Dec. 21, 2010) at 12 noon. A Private Cremation will follow

Initial notification from John Gillies and posted on 17 December 2010.