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Falklands : Falklands Note the Passing of Cambridge Scientist Joe Farman
Submitted by Falkland Islands News Network (Juanita Brock) 18.05.2013 (Article Archived on 01.06.2013)

The British Antarctic Survey scientist Joe Farman, who helped identify the "hole" in the ozone layer over the southern pole, died on Saturday, 11 May 2013.





Cambridge Scientist
Joe Farman



7 August 1930 to 11 May 2013



Compiled by J.
Brock (FINN)



The British Antarctic Survey
scientist Joe Farman, who helped identify the "hole" in the ozone
layer over the southern pole, died on Saturday, 11 May 2013.



 



Dr Farman published the discovery
with Brian Gardiner and Jon Shanklin in the journal Nature in 1985. The rese arch
prompted the Montreal Protocol, an international agreement that controls
chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) production across the globe.



 



He was educated at Norwich School, where he
was a prefect in Coke House, and Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge.



 



Dr Farman received many awards in
recognition of his discovery, including the Society of Chemical Industry (SCI)
Environment Medal, the Chree Medal and Prize, membership of the Global 500 Roll
of Honour, an OBE in 1988 and a CBE in the New Year Honours 2000.



 



His last research trip to
Antarctica was in 1990, just before he retired.



 



In 1959 he met Paula Bowyer, an Oxford history graduate and teacher, and
they married in 1971. They moved to Cambridge, to the British Antarctic
Survey's laboratory headquarters.  Paula
survives him.



 



 

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