PHYSICS IN AUSTRALIA TO 1945
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TOWNSEND, Albert Alan
Born 22 January 1917. Education, University of Melbourne (B.Sc. 1936, M.Sc. 1937) and Emmanuel College, Cambridge (Ph.D. 1947). 1851 Exhibition scholar, 1938-39, 1945-47. Aeronautical Laboratory, C.S.I.R., 1940-45. Lecturer in physics, Cambridge University 1947-61; Assistant Director of Research, Cavendish Laboratory, 1950-61; Reader in experimental fluid mechanics 1961-. F.R.S. 1960.
- (With E.H.S. Burhop and R.D. Hill) Selective absorption of neutrons in silver. Nature, 138 (1936), 1094-1095.
- (With E.H.S. Burhop and R.D. Hill) The production of gamma-rays by neutrons. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, A, 165 (1938), 116-132.
- (With R.D. Hill) Intensity of gamma radiation produced by slow neutrons. Physical Society, London. Proceedings., 50 (1938), 534-539.
- (With L.H. Martin) The beta -ray spectrum of RaE. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, A, 170 (1939), 190-205.
- Automatic timing of exposures for photographic printing. Australia. Council for Scientific and Industrial Research. Journal., 17 (1944), 127-129.
- (With G.K. Batchelor) 'Singing' corner vanes. Nature, 155 (1945), 236.
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