PHYSICS IN AUSTRALIA TO 1945
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WILLIAMS, Sydney Ernest
Born Northampton, England, 18 December 1910; died Perth 26 April 1979. Education, Sydney University (M.Sc. 1932) and University of Bristol (Ph.D. 1936). Research fellow, Mt. Stromlo Observatory 1936-37; Sydney University 1937-40. Lecturer in physics, University of Western Australia 1940-48; senior lecturer 1948-61; Reader 1961-75.
- (With J. Herlihy) Intensity measurements in the arc spectrum of thallium. Physical Review, 39 (1932), 802-805.
- A photographic method of deriving the optical constants of the metals. Physical Society, London. Proceedings., 45 (1933), 49-66.
- (With N. Thompson) The excitation potential of the nitrogen second positive bands. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, A, 147 (1934), 583-593.
- (With D.F. Martyn, G.H. Munro and A.J. Higgs) Ionospheric disturbances, fadeouts and bright hydrogen solar eruptions. Nature, 140 (1937), 603-605.
- Absorption of hydrogen resonance radiation by the upper atmosphere. Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science. Report of the Meeting., 24 (Canberra, 1939), 28-29.
- Absorption of hydrogen Lyman radiation by atmospheric gases. Nature, 145 (1940), 68.
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