PHYSICS IN AUSTRALIA TO 1945
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CORBEN, Herbert Charles
Born Dorset, England, 18 April 1914. Education Melbourne University (B.A., B.Sc. 1934; M.A., M.Sc. 1936) and Cambridge University (Ph.D. 1939). 1851 Exhibition scholar 1936-39. Commonwealth Fund fellow, University of California, Berkeley, 1939-40; Princeton University: , 1940-41. Lecturer in mathematics & physics University College, Armidale, N.S.W., 1941; Melbourne University 1942-44; senior lecturer 1945-46. Associate professor of physics at the Carnegie Institute Technology, Pittsburgh, U.S.A., 1946-51; professor 1953-56. Fulbright lecturer, Italy, 1951-53. Member technical staff Ramo-Wooldridge Corporation, California, U.S.A., 1956-61. Director of the quantum physics laboratory, T.R.W. Inc., 1961-68. Professor of physics at Cleveland State University: , Ohio, U.S.A., 1968-72; Scarborough College, University of Toronto, 1972-78; visiting professor Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, California, 1978-87.
- The logic of relativity. Australian Journal of Psychology and Philosophy, 13 (1935), 223-228.
- Note on the relation between internuclear distance and group number for diatomic hydrides. Philosophical Magazine, S.7, 22 (1936), 144-145.
- The straggling of electrons due to radiation and ionization loss. Cambridge Philosophical Society. Proceedings., 34 (1938), 540-549.
- (With H.S.W. Massey) The emission and absorption of heavy electrons. Cambridge Philosophical Society. Proceedings., 35 (1939), 84-94.
- The uncertainty of the reference frame in quantum mechanics. Cambridge Philosophical Society. Proceedings., 35 (1939), 195-204.
- (With H.S.W. Massey) Elastic collisions of mesons with electrons and protons. Cambridge Philosophical Society. Proceedings., 35 (1939), 463-473.
- (With J. Schwinger) The electromagnetic properties of mesotrons. Physical Review, 58 (1940), 953-968.
- The theory of cascade showers in heavy elements. Physical Review, 60 (1941), 435-439.
- (With H.J. Bhabha) General classical theory of spinning particles in a Maxwell field. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, A, 178 (1941), 273-314.
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