PHYSICS IN AUSTRALIA TO 1945
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Born Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, 26 June 1878; died Adelaide 13 October 1967. Education Melbourne University (B.Sc. 1901, M.Sc. 1903) and University of G#eottingen (1904). Lecturer in mathematics & physics, School of Mines, Ballarat, Victoria, 1901-02; Ormond College Melbourne University 1903. Lecturer in natural philosophy, Melbourne University, 1905-08. Acting professor of physics, University of Adelaide, 1909-11, professor 1911-48. Chairman, Optical Munitions Panel, 1944-46. President of the Australian Branch Institute of Physics 1941-43. K.C.B. 1947.
- Obsidianites - their origin from a physical standpoint. Royal Society of Victoria. Proceedings., 21 (1908), 444-448.
- (With B.D. Steele) Sensitive micro-balances and a new method of weighing minute quantities. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, A, 82 (1909), 580-594.
- (Abstract) Ionisation by impact. Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science. Report of Meeting., 13 (Sydney, 1911), 30-31.
- (With G.E.M. Jauncey) The ionization produced by the impact of solid bodies in air. Royal Society of South Australia. Transactions and Proceedings., 36 (1912), 1-13.
- (With F.K. Richtmyer) The mass-absorption of water, aluminium, copper, and molybdenum for x-rays of short wave-length. Physical Review, 15 (1920), 547-549.
- X-rays: a brief sketch of their history, nature, and technical applications. Science and Industry, 2 (1920), 526-538.
- A method of exciting vibrations in plates, membranes, etc., based on the Bernoulli principle. Physical Society, London. Proceedings., 34 (1921-22), 104-107.
- (With G.F. Dodwell) Report of the South Australian expedition to observe the total solar eclipse of September 21st, 1922, at Cordillo Downs, in the far north-east of South Australia. Adelaide: South Australian Government Printer, 1926. 25pp. + 11 plates.
- Atomic transmutation. Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science. Report of Meeting., 18 (Perth, 1926), 91-119.
- High-frequency interruption of light. Nature, 120 (1927), 586.
- (With G.F. Dodwell) The Karoonda (South Australia) meteorite of November 25, 1930. Nature, 127 (1931), 402-403.
- Observations of penetrating radiation in the Antarctic. Nature, 127 (1931), 924.
- Rhythmic breaking of ship-waves. Nature, 128 (1931), 838.
- A contrivance for demonstrating the law of errors. Physical Society, London. Proceedings., 44 (1932), 101-102.
- A new electrometer. Journal of Scientific Instruments, 9 (1932), 17-19.
- A contrivance for demonstrating the law of errors. Journal of Scientific Instruments, 9 (1932), 107.
- New types of surface-tension meter. Journal of Scientific Instruments, 9 (1932), 108-109.
- Some methods of measuring high voltages. Sydney. University. Cancer Research Committee. Journal., 4 (1932), 91-94.
- Science and mankind. Environment, 2 (1935), 3-9.
- Transmutation. Environment, 2 (1935), 39-51.
- (With M. Iliffe) A portable Geiger-Müller tube. Journal of Scientific Instruments, 12 (1935), 6-8.
- Eddy-current resistance in fluids due to rotation. Nature, 139 (1937), 673.
- (Abstract) A convenient laboratory interferometer for testing ball-bearings. Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science. Report of the Meeting., 23 (Auckland, 1937), 23.
- (With W.D. Allen and R.S. Burdon) Spreading with uniform acceleration. Faraday Society, London. Transactions., 33 (1937), 1531-1532.
- Modern science: and some of its philosophical implications. Science Review (Melbourne), (1937), 26-29.
- (With M. Iliffe) Maintenance of a tuning fork in vibration by a valve, using electro-static drive. World Radio Convention. Proceedings. (Sydney, 1938), paper no.5.
- The radio-activity and composition of the water and gases of the Paralana hot spring. Royal Society of South Australia. Transactions., 62 (1938), 357-365.
- Spectroscopic power of a human eye due to injury. Nature, 143 (1939), 726-727.
- The making of 'bubbles' for spirit-levels. Australian Journal of Science, 3 (1941), 147-150.
- Clinton Coleridge Farr, 1866-1943. Royal Society of London. Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Society., 4 (1942-44), 503-506.
- Thomas Ranken Lyle, 1860-1944. Royal Society of London. Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Society., 5 (1945), 33-49.
- Sir Isaac Newton and the sensitive radiometer. Science, 102 (1945), 311-312.
- Lectures on physics. Adelaide: University of Adelaide, 1913. 81pp. Reprinted 1917 (102pp.), 1920, 1926, 1929, 1934, 1939, 1942, 1945, 1947.
- Things unattempted yet. Speculations on some possibilities of human achievement and adventure both in the near and in the more remote future. University of Adelaide Commemoration Address, 1924. Adelaide: The Hassell Press, 1924. 30p.
- (With others) Science for all. (Articles reprinted from a series that appeared in the Magazine Pages of The Advertiser.) Adelaide: Advertiser Newspaper Ltd., 1937. 139p.
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