PHYSICS IN AUSTRALIA TO 1945
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ROBERTS, John Keith
Born Melbourne 16 April 1897; died Fairlie, Scotland, 26 April 1944. Education, University of Melbourne (B.Sc. 1918, M.Sc. 1920) and Cambridge University (Ph.D. 1923, Sc.D. 1941). 1851 Exhibition scholar 1920-22. Physicist, National Physical Laboratory, U.K., 1922-24. Research physicist, Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge, 1928-33. Assistant Director of Research, Colloid Science Laboratory, Cambridge, 1933-39. Senior scientific officer, Naval Research Establishment, Clyde, Scotland, 1939-42; Chief Scientist, Anti-Submarine Experimental Establishment, Royal Navy, 1942-44. F.R.S. 1942.
- (With T.H. Laby) A new method of determining the mechanical equivalent of heat. Royal Society of Victoria. Proceedings., 32 (1919-20), 148-155.
- The design of an induction motor with large air gap and rotating field magnets. Royal Society of Victoria. Proceedings., 32 (1919-20), 156-163.
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