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Huxley, Leonard George Holden (1902 - 1988)

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Born: 29 May 1902  London, England.  Died: 4 September 1988  London, England.
(Sir) Leonard George Huxley was Professor of Physics, University of Adelaide 1949-60 and Vice-Chancellor, Australian National University 1960-67. His interests were in electromagnetic wave propagation and electron and ion motion in gases. He made fundamental contributions to the theory of electrical conduction in lightly ionized gases which he developed to interpret both ionospheric phenomena and laboratory electron "swarm" experiments to examine the collective behaviour of electrons in gases under the influence of electric and magnetic fields.

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Born London, England, 29 May 1902. Died London, 4 September 1988. KBE 1964. Educated Universities of Tasmania (MA 1925) and Oxford (DPhil 1928). Rhodes Scholar for Tasmania 1923. Physicist, Radio Research Board, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research 1929-31; Lecturer in Physics, University College, Leicester 1932-40; Principal Scientific Officer, Ministry of Aircraft Production, UK 1940-46; Reader in Electromagnetism, University of Birmingham 1946-49; Professor of Physics, University of Adelaide 1949-60; Vice-Chancellor, Australian National University 1960-67; Visiting Fellow, Australian National University 1968-70. Chairman, National Standards Commission 1952; Chairman, Radio Research Board 1958-62; Member of the Executive, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation 1960. Fellow, Australian Academy of Science 1954; President, Australian Branch, Institute of Physics 1954-55, 1962; President, Australian Institute of Physics 1962-65.
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Originally published 1994-1999 by Australian Science Archives Project, 1999-2006 by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
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