Richard G. Strom was born in New York City (USA) in 1944, and has a B.A. in physics from Tufts University (USA) and M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in radio astronomy from the University of Manchester (Jodrell Bank), UK. Until his retirement in 2009 he was Senior Research Astronomer at ASTRON (the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy) in Dwingeloo, and Adjunct Professor of Astronomy at the University of Amsterdam. In 2010 he holds a Chinese Academy of Sciences Visiting Professorship for Senior International Scientists, and has been a Visiting Professor of Physics at the National University of Singapore. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Centre for Astronomy at James Cook University, Townsville (Australia). Richard is a past Secretary and member of the Organising Committee of IAU Commission 40 (Radio Astronomy), and is also a member of Commissions 28 (Galaxies), 34 (Interstellar Matter) and 41 (History of Astronomy) and of the IAU Working Group on Historic Radio Astronomy. He is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage. His research interests include supernova remnants, pulsars, large radio galaxies, radio polarimetry and interferometry, historical Chinese astronomical records and the history of radio astronomy in the Netherlands. He has numerous publications in a range of astronomical journals, and the history of astronomy book, Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Oriental Astronomy (2006, co-edited by Kwan-Yu Chen, Wayne Orchiston and Boonrucksar Soonthornthum), in addition to co-editorship of the present ICOA Proceedings.
Source: Highlighting the history of astronomy in the Asia-Pacific Region, 2011, page 638