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Briggs, George Henry (1893 - 1987)

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Born: 23 March 1893  Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.  Died: 24 July 1987.
George Henry Briggs was Head of the Physics Section, CSIR National Standards Laboratories, Sydney 1939-45 and then Chief of the Division of Physics, CSIR/O 1945-58. His chief research interests were radioactivity, the precise measurement of certain physical constants and the construction of highly stable standards of electrical resistance.

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Born Sydney, 23 March 1893. Died 24 July 1987. Educated Universities of Sydney (BSc 1916, DSc 1937) and Cambridge (PhD 1926). Demonstrator and lecturer in physics, University of Sydney 1918-27, assistant professor of physics 1928-39, Officer-in-charge, Physics Section, National Standards Laboratory, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) 1939-45, Chief, Division of Physics, CSIR/O (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization) 1945-58, Scientific Advisor to the Australian representative, Atomic Energy Commission, United Nations, New York 1946-47. President, Australian branch, Institute of Physics 1950-52. Proposed the formation of an independent Australian Institute of Physics and made an honorary fellow on its formation in 1962.
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Published by The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre on ASAPWeb, 1994 - 2007
Originally published 1994-1999 by Australian Science Archives Project, 1999-2006 by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
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