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Brown, Robert Hanbury (1916 - 2002)

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Born: 31 August 1916  England.  Died: 16 January 2002  England.
Robert Hanbury Brown was Professor of Physics (Astronomy), University of Sydney 1964-81 and earlier Professor of Radio Astronomy, Manchester University 1949-64.

Career Highlights
Born 31 August 1916. Died 16 January 2002. AC 1985. Educated University of London (BSc). DSc. Scientific officer (radar), Air Ministry 1936-42; assistant head, Combined Research Group, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington D.C. 1942-45; principal scientific officer, Telecommunications Research Establishment and head, Navigation Division, Ministry of Supply 1945-47; partner, Sir Robert Watson-Watt and Partners Ltd 1947-49; ICI Research Fellow, Jodrell Bank, University of Manchester 1949; Radio Astronomy, University of Manchester 1949-64; professor of physics (astronomy), University of Sydney 1964-81; Research Fellow, Foundation for Research in Physics, University of Sydney 1981; emeritus professor of physics (astronomy) 1981- . Fellow, Royal Society 1960, Fellow, Australian Academy of Science 1967; Lyle Medal, Australian Academy of Science 1970; Britannica Australia Medal 1971; Hughes Medal, The Royal Society 1971; Honorary fellow, Indian Academy of Science 1974; Honorary fellow, Indian National Science Academy 1975; Matthew Flinders Medal, Australian Academy of Science 1982; ANZAAS Medal 1986. President, International Astronomical Union 1982-85.

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Created: 20 October 1993
Modified: 23 May 2005

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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