Peter Dewdney

Peter was born in Trail in 1945.  Following his high school education here, he attended the University of British Columbia where he eventually received three degress:  a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics; a Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering; and a Doctorate Degree in Electrical Engineering.  Dr. Dewdney is a Senior Research Officer with the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory National Research Council.  His research areas include HII regions, ionization and dissociation processes, interstar mediums, super nova remnants, astronomical data reduction and the design of telescopes.

Peter is the International Project Engineer for SKA and has served as a Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Manchester.  He has won the prestigious International Award for Radio Telescope Technology.  Peter is currently involved with the massive signal correlator located in New Mexico, a large radio wave telescope in Hawaii and leads a Canadian University team developing a large adaptive reflector.

Peter was inducted in 2019.