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Sir Arnold Wolfendale
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Born (1927-06-25)June 25, 1927
Rugby, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
Died December 21, 2020(2020-12-21) (aged 93)
Nationality British
Alma mater University of Manchester
Known for Astronomer Royal
Cosmic rays
Spouse(s)
Audrey Darby (m. 1951–2007)
Dorothy Middleton (m. 2015)
Awards Fellow of the Royal Society (1977)
Marian Smoluchowski Medal (1992)
Knight Bachelor (1995)
FInstP
FRAS
Scientific career
Fields Physics
Institutions University of Manchester
Durham University
University of Ceylon
University of Hong Kong
Thesis The nuclear interactions of mu-mesons (1953)
Doctoral students George Efstathiou

Sir Arnold Whittaker Wolfendale FRS (25 June 1927 – 21 December, 2020) was a British astronomer. He was Astronomer Royal from 1991 to 1995. He was Emeritus Professor in the Department of Physics at Durham University and was president of the European Physical Society (1999–2001). He was President of the Royal Astronomical Society from 1981 to 1983.

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