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Vonwiller, Oscar Ulrich (1882 - 1972)

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Born: 18 February 1882  Paddington, New South Wales, Australia.  Died: 30 July 1972  Lewisham, New South Wales.
Oscar Ulrich Vonwiller spent his whole academic life at the University of Sydney, including 24 years as Professor from 1923-46. He is commemorated by a portrait painted by Erwin Reiner. Vonwiller was a member of the Optical Munitions Panel during World War II. He was a president of many bodies including the Royal Society of New South Wales and a foundation president of the Science Teachers' Association of New South Wales

Career Highlights

1902Demonstrator in Physics at the University of Sydney
1902Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Sydney
1903 - 1913Assistant Lecturer in Physics at the University of Sydney
1913 - 1923Assistant Professor then Associate Professor (from 1921) of Physics at the University of Sydney
1923 - 1946Professorof Physics at the University of Sydney
1930President of the Royal Society of New South Wales
1934 - 1938Supervisor of Research at the Cancer Research Commission, University of Sydney
1935President of Section A of the Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science

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Created: 20 October 1993
Modified: 24 August 2006

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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