Solar Physics

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Always a Farm Boy

  • Brian R. DennisEmail author


This is the memoir of Brian Dennis – his life story to date, and his involvement with high-energy solar physics.



I acknowledge my debts to so many people that I have interacted with throughout my career. Starting of course with my parents, who gave me such a wonderful start on a farm in England and supported me all the way until their too early deaths. I acknowledge all the teachers and school mates at Gipsey Bridge Elementary School, Horncastle Grammar School, and Leeds University. I am indebted to the wonderfully friendly and mostly anglophile people that have made my life so pleasurable and satisfying in America, first at the University of Rochester, and for over 50 years, at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. I also recognize the UK and US taxpayers, for without their financial support I would not have been so well educated and could not have pursued my research work. I hope they got their monies’ worth. I am so grateful for having the opportunity to participate in the great international effort in pursuit of scientific truth. I thank unreservedly all fellow scientists and other interested participants who I have had the pleasure of working with on this wonderful journey. Will it never end? Finally, I thank the anonymous referee for actually reading the whole thing and pointing out many errors and improvements that I have attempted to accommodate.

Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest

The author declares to have no conflicts of interest.


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