The Flinders community was saddened by the loss of one of the University’s original academic staff members with the death of Emeritus Professor Robin Storer on December 23.
Appointed a foundation lecturer in Physics in 1965, Professor Storer remained at Flinders for 40 years as a teacher, researcher and administrator until his retirement as an Emeritus Professor. He was a recipient of a Staff Award for Outstanding Contribution to the University in 2006.
Professor Storer’s major research areas were in plasma physics (mostly in computational magnetohydrodynamics) and quantum statistical mechanics, and also in econophysics, the application of physics techniques to problems in economics.
A dedicated teacher, Professor Storer took an especially strong interest in the transition of students from school to university, which included being the Flinders nominee on the Secondary Schools Assessment Board of South Australia for 24 years. Outside Flinders, he served on the College Board of Christian Brothers College for several years. A keen sailor, he was also a lover of literature, theatre and music.