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Massey, Harrie Stewart Wilson (1908 - 1983)

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Mathematical physicist and Physicist
Born: 16 May 1908  Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.  Died: 27 November 1983.
(Sir) Harrie Stewart W. Massey, a graduate of the University of Melbourne, was the Goldsmid Professor of Mathematics, University College London 1938-50, the Quain Professor and Head of the Physics Department from 1950-72 and head of the department of physics and astronomy from 1972-75.

Career Highlights

1927Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1929Bachelor of Arts (BA) completed at the University of Melbourne
1929Master of Science (MSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1932Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the University of Cambridge, UK
1933 - 1938Independent Lecturer in Mathematical Physics at Queens University in Belfast, Ireland
1938 - 1950Goldsmid Professor of Mathematics at University College London
1950 - 1972Quain Professor and Head of the Department of Physics at University College London
1953 - 1957President of the Atomic Scientists Association
1954 - 1956President of the Physical Society
1955Hughes Medal received from the Royal Society
1958Royal Medal received from the Royal Society
1960Knight Bachelor (Kt cr)
1965 - Chairman of the Council of Science Policy
1967Rutherford Memorial Lecture presented to the Royal Society
1969 - 1973Vice-Provost at University College London
1972 - 1975Head of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, University College London
1982Gold Medal received from the Royal Astronomical Society
1984Anglo-Australian base laboratory building named the Massey building in his honour
1990The Massey Medal established by the Australian Institute of Physics

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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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