Rodney Loudon

Honoring Sir Roger Elliott

Submitted by Rodney Loudon

I enrolled as a graduate student in the mid 1950s at a time when the limit for PhD studies was rigidly set at three years. Imagine my feelings of desperation when my research supervisor emigrated to the USA at the end of my first year. I should not have worried, because Roger took me on and carefully designed a program that led to a PhD thesis by the end of my third year. He was a wonderful tutor, always available for discussions and with a send-off that usefully shaped my professional life.

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