Frank Pyke and Douglas N. C. Lin

Not to be confused with Frank Pike.

Frank Sherman Pyke (1 December 1941 – 22 November 2011) was an Australian sports scientist, educator, author, Australian rules footballer and sports administrator. He played 130 games for Perth in the Western Australian National Football League (WANFL) and two interstate matches for Western Australia, and later served as a professor at a number of universities in Australia, Canada and the United States. He also served as the inaugural executive director of the Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS), where he pioneered the Athlete Career and Education (ACE) program.

Contents 1 Career 1.1 Early life and football career 1.2 Education career 2 Personal life 3 Publications 3.1 Books 3.2 Articles 4 References

Career Early life and football career

Born in Perth, Western Australia, on 1 December 1941, Pyke played schoolboy cricket and football and was also a noted athlete, winning state championships in running, long jump and high jump. He represented Western Australia at the 1956 National Schoolboys' Championships held in Launceston. He made his debut for Armadale in the South Suburban Football League at the age of 15. Falling into the Perth Football Club's recruitment zone, Pyke made his senior debut for the club in round one of the 1959 season, at the age of 17. Playing originally as a half-forward flanker, and later as an onballer, Pyke became a regular in the Perth side, and finished third in the Sandover Medal in 1962 and second in 1963, behind Ray Sorrell. He played in the club's 1966 premiership win over Subiaco, playing as a loose man in defence during part of the game. Pyke also opened the bowling for the Perth Cricket Club in the WACA district cricket competition. Outside of sports, he worked as a physical education teacher at Belmont Senior High School. Education career

In December 1966, Pyke left Perth with his wife, Janet, to study sports science at Indiana University. He graduated with a PhD in exercise physiology and human performance, and later taught at Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois, and Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Pyke returned to Western Australia in 1972, where he accepted a position as a lecturer in the Department of Physical Education and Recreation at the University of Western Australia (UWA), and resumed his football career with Perth. While at UWA he was involved with the rehabilitation of fast bowler Dennis Lillee, who Pyke had previously taught at Belmont Senior High School. He is credited by some with "saving 's cricket career" and " back his fire".

Pyke later served as the inaugural Head of the Centre for Sports Studies at the University of Canberra, Head of the Department of Human Movement and Sports Science at the University of Wollongong and Professor and Head of the Department of Human Movement Studies at the University of Queensland. He also held adjunct professor status at Deakin University, the University of Ballarat and UWA. Pyke was appointed the inaugural Executive Director of the Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS) in 1990, a position which he held until 2006. During his tenure at the VIS, he developed a number of programs, including the Athlete Career and Education (ACE), which has been credited as "the program nationally for elite athletes". He was awarded an Australian Sports Medal in 2000, life membership of the Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation in 2002 and was made a member of the Sports Australia Hall of Fame in 2003. He was awarded the 2010 Mobley International Distinguished Alumni Award by Indiana University. Pyke was diagnosed with motor neurone disease midway through 2011, and died in November 2011. Personal life

Pyke had three children with his wife Janet: Stephen, James, who played football for Norwood and cricket for South Australia, and Don Pyke, who played football for Claremont and the West Coast Eagles. Publications

Pyke has authored, co-authored and edited a number of books and articles, mainly on sports science and medicine: Books Football: the scientific way (1975; with Ross Smith) The grid system for skill practice in Australian football (1977; with Lawrence Woodman) Running man: a multidisciplinary introduction to physical education (1977; as co-editor with Geoffrey Watson) Focus on running : an introduction to human movement (1978; as co-editor with Geoffrey Watson) Physiological considerations during exercise in hot climates (1981) Towards better coaching: the art and science of sports coaching (1981; as editor) Sport in the heat (1985) Training for sports and fitness (1990; with Brent Rushall) Better coaching: advanced coach's manual (1991; as editor) Gold rush: a decade of success (2000) Champions in sport and life: the Victorian Institute of Sport, 1990–2005 (2006) Champions in sport and life: and the companies that make it happen (2006) Cutting edge cricket (2010; with Ken Davis) Going for gold: champions from the West (2010) Articles Mallett, C. J. and Pyke, F. S. (1 January 2008). Coaching the best. Sports Coach, 30 1: 6–8. Pyke, F. S. (1966) The effect of selected preliminary activities on certain maximal performances. University of Western Australia (thesis). Pyke, F. S. (14–19 January 1979). The physical educator and physical fitness. 12th Conference of the Australian Council for Health Physical Education and Recreation. Pyke, F. S. (2007). Science in Australian sport: its origins and challenges. Sport Health, vol. 25, no. 2, Winter 2007, pp. 26–27.

Douglas N. C. Lin and Frank Pyke

Douglas N. C. Lin (born May 7, 1949) is Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He earned his BSc from McGill University, his PhD from the Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge University, and performed postdoctoral research at both Harvard and Cambridge. In 1979 he took an Assistant Professorship at UCSC, and has remained there since. He is also the founding director of the Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics at Peking University.

"Douglas Lin's principal research interests are in the origin of the solar system, star formation, astrophysical fluid dynamics, dynamics of stellar clusters, structure of galaxies, active galactic nuclei, and galaxy formation," according to his UCSC faculty home page. He is one of the scientists who collaborates closely with observational colleagues Burton Jones and Arnold Klemola in working towards accurate estimates of the properties of the Large Magellanic Cloud. Lin observes that, over recent years, astronomers have newly expanded horizons within which to research. They have progressed from having only planets within a single solar system, our own, to study, to the point where now they are currently in the midst of "a revolution in the search for extra solar planets. In little over a decade, over 200 extra solar planets have been discovered." This growth of potential study subjects has led Lin to look toward observing the formation of planetary systems from their creation through to more mature systems, since scientists can now observe "dozens of mature systems and dozens more in birth throes." His research goal, from the study of this rich new data, is to eventually construct "a unified theory which can explain the statistical properties of planetary systems."

As a mark of respect to his long history of contribution within astronomy, the Monash University recently held a Symposium titled Evolution of Plantary and Stellar Systems (nicknamed Linfest) in his honour. He also sits on the selection committee for the Astronomy award, given under the auspices of the Shaw Prize.

Contents 1 Awards 2 Articles 3 External links 4 References

Awards Guggenheim Fellow Otto Schmidt Medal von Humboldt Fellow Sackler Prize LExEN Award given by the National Science Foundation Member of selection committee from the Shaw Prize Member of American Academy of Arts and Sciences Founding Director, Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics Articles R. Spurzem, D. N. C. Lin Orbit Evolution of Planetary Systems in Stellar Clusters Ji-Lin Zhou and Douglas N. C. Lina Migration and Final Location of Hot Super Earths in the Presence of Gas Giants Douglas N.C. Lin and Ian Dobbs-Dixon Diversity of close-in planets and the interactions with their host stars James Guillochon, Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz, Douglas N. C. Lin. Consequences of the Disruption and Ejection of Giant Planets External links At Long Last, a New Sun With a Family of Planets Found: 2 Planetary Systems. Result: Astronomers Stunned. Linfest
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