PHYSICS IN AUSTRALIA TO 1945
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CHRISTIANSEN, Wilbur Norman
Born Melbourne 9 August 1913. Education Melbourne University (B.Sc. 1934, M.Sc. 1935, D.Sc. 1953). Physicist, Commonwealth X-ray and Radium Laboratory, 1935-37. Research engineering, A.W.A. Ltd., 1937-48. Senior Research Officer, later Senior Principal Research Officer, Division Radiophysics, C.S.I.R.O., 1948-60. Syme Prize 1959 (shared). Professor of electrical engineering, Sydney University 1960-78. Visiting Fellow, Mt. Stromlo Observatory, 1979-. F.A.A. 1959.
- (With R.W. Crabtree and T.H. Laby) Density of light water: ratio of deuterium to hydrogen in rain-water. Nature, 135 (1935), 870.
- A direct reading field-intensity meter for measurements of radiation from broadcast antennas. A.W.A. Technical Review, 4 (1939), 51-67.
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