More Inspec Ruby Authors share their recollections on the occasion of Inspec's 40th anniversary in 2009.
You are correct in identifying me as an author in 1969.
Although retired I am working 6 days a week on the same problem I started in 1961 during my graduate studies. This is the celebrated N-body problem, highly appropriate for a Cambridge scientist. As you will know, there has been a revolution in computing and with my collaborators we have the best N-body code in the world. It can be freely downloaded on my website.
You may be interested to hear I retired as a post-doc, never having had a permanent position. As a mountaineer this suits my style.
I have been privileged to have my office at the Institute of Astronomy, founded in 1967 by Fred Hoyle who also was my supervisor.
My goodness: a Ruby Author ! Thank you and the powers that be at Inspec ! That's an honour I'll very much cherish.
You asked for other candidates. Well, I checked a recent (February 2009) listing in the AAS. Newsletter and there are well over a hundred astronomers who have been members for more than 53 years. I'd guess that several dozen have been publishing for more than 40 years. (I joined in 1948; my undergraduate thesis was published as a "technical report" the following year.)
I'm concentrating on the Magellanic Clouds now and have bagged two novae in the LMC this year -- so far.