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Plant BSc PhD MBCS MInstP CITP has worked in University Computing
Departments since 1976 and, before that, in University Physics Departments
and nuclear Research Institutes in England, Australia and France. He has
published variously in the academic literature since 1968, mainly in
scientific journals, such as on the atomic structure and quantum chemistry
of vitamin B6. More recently, he holds the registration of the Plant name
in the Guild of One-Name Studies and has published relevant articles in, for example, the
Guild journal and the journal, Nomina, of the Society for Name
Studies in Britain and Ireland (S.N.S.B.I.):-
Some recent genetic genealogy publications
John S. Plant (2005), Modern Methods
and a Controversial Surname: Plant, Nomina, Vol. 28, pp. 115-33;
John S. Plant (2007), The tardy
adoption of the Plantagenet surname, Nomina, Vol. 30, pp. 57-84;
John S. Plant (2009), Surname studies
with genetics, DNA Section, Guild of One-Name Studies (21 pages);
John S. Plant (July 2010), Understanding the Royal name Plantagenet
-- how DNA helps, DNA Section, Guild of One-Name Studies (23 pages);
and, (Oct 2010), illustrated
summary version, Journal of One-Name Studies, Volume 10, Issue 8, pp.
John S. Plant and Richard E. Plant (April 2012) The Plant Controversy,
Journal of One-Name Studies, Volume 11, Issue 2, pp. 8-9;
- John S Plant and Richard E Plant (July 2013) Populous Single-Origin
Families: DNA and other findings, Journal of One-Name Studies, Volume
11, Issue 7, pp. 10-11.
- John S Plant and Richard E Plant (Jan 2014) Getting The Most from a Surname Study:
Semantics, DNA and Computer Modelling, DNA Section, Guild of On-Name
Studies (third edition) (69 pages); development of first edition (40 pages)
of May 2012 and second edition (63 pages) of June 2013;
- John S Plant and Richard E Plant (Jan 2014) Populous Single-Origin
Families: Computer Modelling, Journal of One-Name Studies, Volume
11, Issue 9, pp. 10-12.
- John S Plant and Richard E Plant (June 2014) English Surnames: DNA, plural origins and
emigration, DNA Section, Guild of One-Name Studies (39 pages).
Journal of One-Name Studies, Volume 11, Issue 12, pp. 16-18 (Oct 2014).
- John S Plant and Richard E Plant (2015, Jan 15)
English surnames: Plural Origins and Emigration Surname DNA Journal.
http://dx.doi.org/10.14487/sdna.001652 Retrieved February 1, 2015 from
- John S Plant and Richard E Plant (Jun 2015) Surname Simulations, DNA, and Large-Descent Families, Journal of One-Name Studies, Volume
12, Issue 3, pp. 18-20.
- John S Plant and Richard E Plant (Jan 2016) Using the NETWORK Package to Display
Your Family Connections, Journal of One-Name Studies, Volume
12, Issue 5, pp. 24-25. Also, long
version (Oct 2015) on Guild website.
- John S Plant and Richard E Plant (Jan 2017) Royal Name Plantagenet Concepts, Journal of
One-Name Studies, Volume
12, Issue 9, pp. 11-14.
- John S Plant and Richard E Plant (April 2017) DNA hints of deep roots for the main
Plant family, Journal of
One-Name Studies, Volume
12, Issue 10, pp. 14-17.
Some earlier scientific publications some still being cited
Mostly in sole authorship. PhD thesis on neutron diffraction, 1970.
Studies of the atomic structure and quantum chemistry of Vitamin B6
published in: Acta Crystallography B, 1980; International Journal of Quantum
Chemistry, 1986 and 1989. Neutron Scattering Amplitude determination
published in: Zeit.Kryst., 1968. Neutron studies of magnons in yttrium iron
garnet published in: Journal of Physics C, 1977 and 1983. Methodologies for
determining chemical ordering, form-factors and detailed magnetic structures
by neutron diffraction and neutron polarisation analysis published in:
Journal of Physics F, 1971, 1973, 1979, 1981 and 1982; Crystallography
[Spintronics has revived citation of a Heusler alloy paper (1971) for
example, co-authored with G E Bacon (who was the 1999 gold medal winner for
experimental physics, as awarded by the Institute of Physics). As an
example of the slow acceptance of new ideas, my pure physics research of yig
magnons began in 1972 leading to sole-authorship papers: a first paper
(1977) attracted long-lasting citations, but a second less
conventional one (1983) was evidently ignored for 30 years until 2014, when
it was found relevant to such spintronic effects as LSSE and proof of
principle for the first magnonic transistor (a potential improvement on a
normal electronic transistor). Some recent papers by others still do not
take full account of the more complex details that I found in the second paper.]
Member of British Computing Society (1983); Member of the Institute of
Physics, U.K. (1986); Chartered IT Professional (2005).
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