Raymond Haynes’s Biography

Graduating with a B.Sc. and Ph.D. from the University of Tasmania in 1970, he was awarded a Post Doctoral Fellowship to Cambridge University in 1970-72 to work with the Nobel Lauriet Sir Martin Ryle.

Returning to Australia in 1972 he joined CSIRO as a research scientist but with many short-term senior appointments overseas in the following 30 years.

During the 1990s he co-supervised some 13 Ph.D. projects and 5 Honours Degree projects with students from many Australian and German universities.

He was nominated for the Max Plank Prize (Germany) in Astrophysics in 1998.

Raymond Haynes has
published widely in fields as diverse as low-frequency radio astronomy, studies of molecules in the Milky Way, supernova remnants, the role of magnetic fields in the evolution of galaxies, the distribution of neutral hydrogen in galaxies, the role of scientists in today’s society and the history of Australian Astronomy. Raymond Haynes has been a regular science commentator in the media.
He was lead author of
Explorers of the Southern Sky – A History of Australian Astronomy, a seminal history of the development of the science of astronomy in Australia over 200 years (Cambridge University Press, UK, 1996).

Since retiring from CSIRO in 2000 he has regularly presented public lectures on modern astronomy and cosmology, the history of Australian astronomy and has provided significant guidance to the professional development of the alpaca industry in Tasmania where he bread high-quality stud alpacas for 9 years.

Raymond Haynes and his wife Roslynn Haynes have two adult children, Nicky and Rowena. he like bushwalking in the Tasmanian wilderness and associated photography. I am a member of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Professional Involvement
Raymond Haynes has coordinated collaborative research programs with: the Goddard Space Flight Centre, USA; Leiden University, Holland; Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie, Bonn, Germany; University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany; Anglo-Australian Observatory, Sydney; University of Tasmania; University of Sydney; University of Queensland; Mount Stromlo and Siding Spring Observatories, ANU, Canberra; Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrial Physics, Bonn, Germany; Cardiff University, Wales, U.K. and the University of Minnesota.