Verschuur, Gerrit L(aurens)

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VERSCHUUR, Gerrit L(aurens)

VERSCHUUR, Gerrit L(aurens). American (born South Africa), b. 1937. Genres: Astronomy. Career: Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa, assistant professor of physics, 1960; Victoria University of Manchester, England, assistant professor of physics, 1964-67; National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Charlottesville, VA, research associate, 1967-69, assistant scientist, 1969-71, associate scientist, 1971-73, visiting associate scientist, 1984-85; University of Colorado, Boulder, professor of astrogeophysics and director of Fiske Planetarium, 1973-79, lecturer, 1982-83; Aspen Research Institute, Aspen, CO, consultant, 1980-82; Advanced Energy Technology, Inc., Boulder, vice-president, 1982-84; University of Puerto Rico, Arecibo College, visiting professor, 1986; University of Maryland at College Park, lecturer in astronomy, 1987-92; Rhodes College, Memphis, TN, research professor of physics, 1992-96; University of Memphis, Physics Dept., adjunct professor, 1996-. University of California, Los Angeles and Berkeley, visiting professor, 1970; public speaker; guest on TV and radio programs. Writer and director of industrial films; consultant. Publications: The Invisible Universe: The Story of Radio Astronomy, 1973, rev. ed. as The Invisible Universe Revealed: The Story of Radio Astronomy, 1987; (ed. with K.I. Kellermann) Galactic and Extragalactic Radio Astronomy (textbook), 1974, 2nd ed., 1988; Starscapes, 1977; Cosmic Catastrophes, 1978; (with G.B. Field and C. Ponnamperuma) Cosmic Evolution (textbook), 1978; Interstellar Matters, 1989; Hidden Attraction: The Mystery and History of Magnetism, 1993; Impact! The Threat of Comets & Asteroids, 1996. Work represented in scientific anthologies. Contributor to scientific journals and popular magazines. Address: 4125 Yellow Cedar Cove, Lakeland, TN 38002, U.S.A.