PHYSICS IN AUSTRALIA TO 1945
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BOSWELL, Robert William McGregor
Born Melbourne 30 September 1911; died Sydney 17 February 1976. Education Melbourne University (B.Sc. 1933, M.Sc. 1935). Physicist, C.S.I.R. Radio Research Board, 1934-36. Physicist, P.M.G. Research Laboratories, 1936-47; Fred Knight Travelling Scholar, 1937-38; Radar officer, R.A.N., 1943-46. Telecommunications officer, Commonwealth Department of Civil Aviation, 1947-48. Physicist, Weapons Research Establishment, South Australia, 1948-65; Director 1958-65. Member of the Australian Atomic Energy Commission 1965-70; Chairman 1972-76. Secretary, Department of National Development, 1965-69. Deputy Australian High Commissioner, London, 1969-72.
- A note on the effect of carbon dioxide on the surface tension of mercury. Faraday Society, London. Transactions., 35 (1939), 1353-1354.
- (Abstract) (with W.J. Wark) Location of thunderstorms and cold fronts by wireless direction-finding. Radio Review Australia, (February 1935), 23.
- (With W.J. Wark and H.C. Webster) A directional recorder for atmospherics. Australia. Council for Scientific and Industrial Research. Bulletin., 100 (1936), Australia. Radio Research Board. Report. 10, 9-17.
- Sources of atmospherics over the Tasman Sea. Australia. Council for Scientific and Industrial Research. Bulletin., 100 (1936), Australia. Radio Research Board. Report. 10, 42-46.
- (With W.J. Wark) Relation between sources of atmospherics and meteorological conditions in southern Australia during October and November, 1934. Royal Meteorological Society. Quarterly Journal., 62 (1936), 499-506.
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