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Ross, Alexander David (1883 - 1966)

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Born: 7 September 1883  Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland.  Died: 14 December 1966.
Alexander David Ross was Professor of Physics and Mathematics 1912-29 and of Physics 1929-52, at the University of Western Australia. His research interests were in the area of vacuum spectroscopy and optical astronomy. He founded the Pan-Indian Science congress of 14 countries.

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Born 7 September 1883. Died 14 December 1966. Educated University of Glasgow (MSc 1906, DSc 1910). CBE 1949. Assistant, University of Glasgow 1908-12, Professor of Physics and Mathematics 1912-29 and of Physics 1929-52, University of Western Australia. President, Royal Society of Western Australia (3 times), State president, Illuminating Engineering Society of Australia 1944-45, national president 1948-50, chairman, WA division, Australian National Research Council 1944-55. conducted research into ionospheric effects on radio transmissions at the Watheroo Magnetic observatory.
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